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[6]: This is anti-MS propaganda
by zima on Fri 17th May 2013 19:53 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: This is anti-MS propaganda"
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GFX: Ati Radeon 8500 : supported by the radeon open source driver from Xorg. Works flawlessly out of the box.
Here is the list of ATI cards supported by the radeon open source driver as reported by the command "grep ATI /var/log/Xorg.0.log"

There's more to it than such list. I happen to have an old PC with this GFX card, Radeon 8500 - and while the open source driver is the best choice, it really isn't very good: unmaintained (like many Linux drivers for older stuff); works poorly with 3D compositing enabled WMs; multi-monitor setups are really bad, very glitchy (especially when trying to use it with another GFX card, Matrox G450 PCI, also with OSS drivers; no such problems under XP...)

Edited 2013-05-17 19:55 UTC

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