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: makes sense
by cdude on Sun 12th May 2013 06:23 UTC in reply to "makes sense"
cdude
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2008-09-21

Its difficult to pay for the manpower to match a group who do something out of love of the art

The fat majority of devs working on the Linux Kernel are payed and yet still do there work out of love of the art. The one doesn't exclude the other. At least not on Linux.

http://www.computerweekly.com/blogs/open-source-insider/2012/04/lin...

Edited 2013-05-12 06:26 UTC

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RE[2]: makes sense
by Lennie on Sun 12th May 2013 13:11 in reply to "RE: makes sense"
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2007-09-22

If you regularly do good work on the Linux kernel, you can pretty much be guaranteed to get job offers from companies.

You also see the share of "companies" working on the code is still ricing:

http://lwn.net/Articles/547073/

I mentioned them as "companies", because they pretty much have no say in what the kernel developers they hide do. They mostly just keep working on what they've always worked on.

Companies hire the developers that work on things they care about. Not so much to influence it, but because they want an in-house expert.

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