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: Too funny
by Soulbender on Mon 13th May 2013 02:19 UTC in reply to "Too funny"
Soulbender
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2005-08-18

As much as I dislike many aspects of systemd it is still an immense improvement of the retarded abomination that is SysV init.
PID files? Yeah, sure. You could use an incredibly inaccurate and error-prone way of tracking the process OR you could just do it right from the start and run it in the foreground managed by a supervising process.
~5 billion symlinks with magic names in /etc in order to control what service starts when? Oh yeah, great idea. *Much* easier to manage than just a config file....
Also, runlevels needs to die. It's a concept that is pointless in te majority of the use cases. In the general cause you either just need to boot normally or in rescue mode. Anything else is a corner case.

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