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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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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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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Soulbender Member since:

You and I should probably stop feeding the troll.

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triangle Member since:

Ahh, an attempt at a high horse bail out. I just love it.

First, although my posts are full of anti-linux sentiments (and are quite provocative)... just as you claim, I actually used no propaganda. What exactly did you find to be propaganda? I spoke honestly and truthfully. Not used to it? Just because you didn't like the message it does not make it propaganda. Criticism doesn't necessarily == propaganda.

Second, although you don't (and most Linux users here) don't appreciate harsh criticism about Linux, it is well deserved. I didn't post anti-Linux sentiments in a pro-linux site for appreciation. 10 years ago, I honestly hoped Linux would become a great alternative to MS. I'm SURE most MS users felt the same. Today, I must say in all honesty that Linux is absolute garbage. Totally unusable. It was much better 5 years ago. The Linux community has spent 10 years circle jerking each other about how great Linux is all the while still not catching up to Windows 95. Why do I say things so harshly? Because it is f'n true. Wake the hell up and stop distorting reality with BS propaganda. Linux faster than MS? Please.

Hell... I'm not saying my post or posts like it will make a difference. I know there is no hope for Linux. You guys are too smart and too right. So smart that no one else is smart enough to appreciate what you have made. Are you going to now correct me that this is not in fact the defacto attitude in the Linux community?

Well, why then does Linux have a 1% market share? Is it because it is so awesome or because ordinary people are too stupid to see your genius?

Edited 2013-05-13 06:45 UTC

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