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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Gullible Jones
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Actually, an addendum: current Linux distros with standalone window managers still suck moose on very low-end machines. ATM I'm using Fluxbox on a netbook, and the performance is disgusting - simple things like menu highlights lag absurdly, and you can see each window fill in as it opens.

I wish GTK+ would just die already.

Edit: unfortunately software is the only damn thing in the whole world for which you need a new version every week just to be secure vs. petty crooks. If cars were like that, nobody would drive.

Edited 2013-05-15 16:57 UTC

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