"I Contribute to the Windows Kernel. We Are Slower Than Other Operating Systems. Here Is Why."

Posted by slacker_mike on May 11, 2013 11:49 PM EDT
blog.zorinaq.com; By Marc Bevand
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I was explaining on Hacker News why Windows fell behind Linux in terms of operating system kernel performance and innovation. And out of nowhere an anonymous Microsoft developer who contributes to the Windows NT kernel wrote a fantastic and honest response acknowledging this problem and explaining its cause. His post has been deleted! Why the censorship? I am reposting it here. This is too insightful to be ignored. [Edit: The anonymous poster himself deleted his post as he thought it was too cruel and did not help make his point, which is about the social dynamics of spontaneous contribution. However he let me know he does not mind the repost at the condition I redact the SHA1 hash info, which I did.]

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