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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by zima on Sat 18th May 2013 17:45 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
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Yeah, only that was an irrelevant scenario, few hundred fps (probably windows directx team rightfully thought it's pointless to optimise for such scenario in dx9). OTOH, Valve wants bad publicity for Windows - now that MS, with their appstore, is a direct competitor for Steam.

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