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: Comment by ansidotsys
by galvanash on Sat 11th May 2013 23:24 UTC in reply to "Comment by ansidotsys"
galvanash
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2006-01-25

I was about to make a very similar post, but you saved me the effort. Yes, Microsoft has to compete with open source, and open source has some very tangible advantages... But its not black and white - having to answer to a board, working within a schedule, and prioritizing work based on things other than technical merit create a certain level of discipline and efficiency of effort. Its not always pretty, but its not all bad either. Some good things come out of that approach too.

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RE[2]: Comment by ansidotsys
by TechGeek on Sun 12th May 2013 01:44 in reply to "RE: Comment by ansidotsys"
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2006-01-14

True, but to be fair, the original author of the "rant" was talking from a purely technical stand point. He was a developer, not a salesperson or corporate exec. And in the product space of software, the technical aspects of it are what matters the most. You could be the most efficient hacker in the world, but if your software sucks, who is going to but it?

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RE[2]: Comment by ansidotsys
by bert64 on Sun 12th May 2013 12:53 in reply to "RE: Comment by ansidotsys"
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2007-04-23

Having to work within a schedule also encourages (and in some cases requires) corner cutting.

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