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: This is anti-MS propaganda
by Soulbender on Mon 13th May 2013 02:50 UTC in reply to "This is anti-MS propaganda"
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

This is total propaganda and I am sick of it. Windows is BY FAR the fastest OS. Linux is absolute junk.


The irony of this statement in relation to your post is epic.

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triangle Member since:
2013-05-13

Oh really? Maybe you are too brain washed to think for yourself. You heard Linux is fast and you actually believe it. Tell you what... let's stick to facts. Run TEST 1 and TEST 2 in my post and get back to me with your results. Facts mate... facts. The truth will set you free.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Oh really? Maybe you are too brain washed to think for yourself.


Already with the personal insults?

You heard Linux is fast and you actually believe it.


No, I know it's fast and so is Windows. Which one is "faster"? I don't know and I don't care. On any reasonably modern computer both are fast enough.

Facts mate... facts. The truth will set you free.


You didn't really provide any but here's my personal experience:
I have run Ubuntu 12.10 on a old laptop with a crummy Intel gm855 video card and only 768Mb RAM and it was perfectly usable. GUI operations did certainly not take minutes. I also have it on a 2Ghz dual-core with Intel HD graphics and 4Gb RAM and it's just as fast as Windows. In fact, Ubuntu is a bit snappier but since the Windows is factory Lenovo the difference might not be Windows fault.

Edited 2013-05-13 03:06 UTC

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