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[9]: makes sense
by lucas_maximus on Mon 13th May 2013 17:59 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: makes sense"
lucas_maximus
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At the end of the day, I think a simple google for "my wireless is not working anymore in <distro x>" proves the point.

While it was better than it was, it still sucks. YET Linux advocates make up all sorts of excuses why it is okay. They could have I dunno supported a legacy interface until kernel version X which wouldn't have been much effort if the internal structures are as good as you say they are. This would have given hardware companies and OEMS roadmap that they could follow.

There always been problems because they made a bad choice for desktop users and oems that may have wanted to support it. Might be a good choice for progression of the kernel itself, but it is a shit choice of desktop users, which is one of the many reasons that Linux is and will always be a failure on the desktop.

The fact of the matter is while you get up-votes on here, changing interfaces and APIs tends to piss third party developers off. If there wasn't the legal problems with the BSDs at the time, Linux wouldn't have even got off the ground because there wouldn't have been picked up as a "free" *nix like alternative.

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