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 Alfman on Mon 13th May 2013 03:05 UTC in reply to "RE: Too funny"
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Personally I've always found sysV init scripts clumsy and I'm kind of glad they're being phased out. They lack any sort of automatic dependency analysis, there's no restart monitor for dead processes (like init+inittab), init scripts cannot be scheduled and cron jobs are inflexible, etc.

So I think we're in agreement here, but I also agree with the author that systemd is a bit of an octopus. I don't think it's a bad thing though, I think it's good to have consolidation around system task management and it makes sense to consolidate all the components under a unified system like systemd.

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