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[3]: I don't buy it.
by tylerdurden on Wed 15th May 2013 18:41 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I don't buy it."
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That's pretty common dissonance among engineering teams; It's always management issues, never technical or engineering ones. Even though management is part of the engineering process ;-).

E.g. Those excellent technical approaches by DEC, in the end, led to products which were either under performing, or priced themselves out of the market, or arrived too late to matter. Whereas, Microsoft's supposedly "sloppier" MO ended up being consistently right on the money, literally. Or at least they were, until other even sloppier and hungrier companies started to pop up trying to eat their lunch. It's the circle of life, I guess...

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