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 18:12 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: makes sense"
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

Everyone knows LTS isn't actually stable.

On my second attempt at googling ....

http://blogs.operationaldynamics.com/paul/opensource/not-unified-re...

http://www.techdrivein.com/2011/06/fixwifi-driver-breaks-after-upda...

I am sure I could find more. I don't run Ubuntu, I run Debian and Fedora.

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RE[10]: makes sense
by Morgan on Mon 13th May 2013 21:59 in reply to "RE[9]: makes sense"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

I don't run Ubuntu, I run Debian and Fedora.


Sorry about that, I guess I was thinking of someone else.

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS has been pretty good for me, at least on my workstation. On my laptop it's another story; it's a Sony Vaio I got secondhand from my sister so of course there are hardware compatibility issues. It seems like Sony can't make an OSS friendly device no matter what. So far Slackware and derivatives are the best supported and most stable on it. I'm about to load up Crunchbang Linux, which has been very stable in the past for such a "bleeding edge" distro. Also it's Debian based and not Ubuntu based, so in my opinion it's a cleaner OS overall.

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RE[11]: makes sense
by lucas_maximus on Mon 13th May 2013 22:04 in reply to "RE[10]: makes sense"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I think everyone is turning back to debian for a stable-ish linux.

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