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[2]: Too funny
by djohnston on Sun 12th May 2013 19:09 UTC in reply to "RE: Too funny"
djohnston
Member since:
2006-04-11

The logging is far superior to anything we've had before, the very fact that it is binary ensures more security. Before, it was relatively easy for a hacker to just edit the logs and the admin wouldn't know he was there. Now there are mechanisms in place to ensure the log really comes from where it is intended, and it is much harder to change that information.

True, that. And there's the journalctl tool to display all the system logs, in one place, in human-readable format.

Everyone else except Debian is moving on, but they've never complied with standards anyway.

Never complied with standards? In what way? What supporting evidence can you show?

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RE[3]: Too funny
by Lunitik on Sun 12th May 2013 22:13 in reply to "RE[2]: Too funny"
Lunitik Member since:
2005-08-07

Run levels are a defined standard, Debian simply ignored them - many will say you can create similar functionality, but you can create similar via targets in systemd, this doesn't mean it follows the standard.

There is also the issue of using dash for /bin/sh which results in some oddities.

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RE[4]: Too funny
by Soulbender on Mon 13th May 2013 02:35 in reply to "RE[3]: Too funny"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Run levels are a defined standard,Debian simply ignored them


And good on them for moving ahead and, just like Slackware, getting rid of the obsolete runlevels system.

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RE[4]: Too funny
by djohnston on Mon 13th May 2013 15:48 in reply to "RE[3]: Too funny"
djohnston Member since:
2006-04-11

Run levels are a defined standard, Debian simply ignored them - many will say you can create similar functionality, but you can create similar via targets in systemd, this doesn't mean it follows the standard.

They don't really "ignore" them.
http://wiki.debian.org/RunLevel
http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/debian-reference/ch03.en.html#_st...

There is also the issue of using dash for /bin/sh which results in some oddities.

That's a good point. I had forgotten they did that after Lenny. bash is the default "interactive" shell.

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