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[3]: makes sense
by zima on Sat 18th May 2013 22:27 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: makes sense"
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Webcams are a telling example, but not necessarily in the way you think... I'm sort of a collector of old webcams (I even have the very first dedicated webcam, Connectix Quickcam for ADB Macintoshes) and it's not so well under Linux.

Model/family-specific Linux drivers for oldish webcams are often quite half-baked, not exposing all the functionality, full capability of the camera. Just because a driver is in the kernel, doesn't mean it can't be neglected...

MS pushed through USB video class (as a Windows logo requirement), which also did improve the situation on Linux - and still the driver is somewhat half-baked (since it's within v4l2, it doesn't support stills)

Plus, "Most of the webcams released for Windows XP no longer work on Windows Vista/7/8" is probably not true - especially big names often do released Vista & up drivers.

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