Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 11th May 2013 21:41 UTC
Windows "Windows is indeed slower than other operating systems in many scenarios, and the gap is worsening." That's one way to start an insider explanation of why Windows' performance isn't up to snuff. Written by someone who actually contributes code to the Windows NT kernel, the comment on Hacker News, later deleted but reposted with permission on Marc Bevand's blog, paints a very dreary picture of the state of Windows development. The root issue? Think of how Linux is developed, and you'll know the answer.
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RE[6]: This is anti-MS propaganda
by lemur2 on Wed 15th May 2013 05:28 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: This is anti-MS propaganda"
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Android != Desktop Linux.


Agreed. However, Android does include Linux. The Android kernel is part of the main Linux source tree.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/252137/linux_unites_with_android_add...

It is like me including Windows CE PDAs and POS machines in Windows market share.


Hardly. Windows CE does not use the same source tree. I don't know what codebase Windows POS devices utilise.

While Android is Linux based, the underlying kernel could have been anything. Linux is one component of what makes Android.


Agreed entirely.

Therefore, if we wish to assess how many of the world's CPUs utilise a Linux kernel, we must include Android devices.

Edited 2013-05-15 05:30 UTC

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