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[5]: This is anti-MS propaganda
by Alfman on Mon 13th May 2013 03:56 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: This is anti-MS propaganda"
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Well, if the article was anti-MS propaganda, then your posts have more than overcompensated with a large helping of anti-linux propaganda. ;)

Just one point though, there is a difference between "facts" and "anecdotal evidence". You could conduct systematic benchmarks and post them to provide a much better context for a serious & interesting discussion. But as is, this thread is just an angry rant.

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The thread title is "Windows slower than other operating systems". It is not "Windows kernel is slower than Linux kernel" nor is it "Windows i/o is slower than Linux i/o".

It is most definitely Anti-Microsoft propaganda that flies in the face of reality.

If it said "Microsoft s****** up by removing the start menu" I wouldn't criticize. But slower than Linux and getting worse? Give me a break. Total BS.

On top of that, Linux is barely usable to begin with. People kind of look past that because the bar is set so low in the land of Linux. Any BS that can make the alternative look bad is welcome propaganda. Can you ever see a soccer mom recompiling a Linux kernel so her kid can play Minecraft or some other game because they just bought a new gfx card? When soccer moms start doing things like that on mass Linux will go from 1% market share to be the dominant desktop system.

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Alfman Member since:


I didn't say there was no anti-ms propaganda, never the less your posts are chock-full of anti-linux propaganda. You even took the opportunity to reply to my post with even more anti-linux propaganda backed by nothing more than literally made up anecdotal evidence.

Linux is good for some people, not for others, and that's fine. But it appears that you've got an axe to grind. If you are not going to bring anything insightful to this discussion, and you haven't yet, then I don't think there's enough substance to continue it.

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