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Originally Posted by ihatelolcats View Post

they should make a linux version of windows. think about it

Already exists. Mint and Zorin.
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post #42 of 89
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Originally Posted by hojnikb View Post

not as easy as you may think. If they decide to ditch NT core, that would mean not more driver and poor program compatability.
And also rewriting something that works for most users is also plain stupid in business sense (don't fix it if it ain't broken -- for most atleast).

they will have to eventually rewrite everything from scratch (like they had to with windows phone/mobile) but not anytime soon.


windows 8 already kind of is a rewrite to some degree, win32 api is more of a compatability layer in windows 8 then a native api, and they could just do that going forward, in fact win32 api compatability layer existed prior to windows 8 for windo64 versions.
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I've replaced all the families laptops with windows 7 to windows 8 just so I don't have to deal with the stupid printer drivers anymore. Thank goodness for that $20 promotion
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I've replaced all the families laptops with windows 7 to windows 8 just so I don't have to deal with the stupid printer drivers anymore. Thank goodness for that $20 promotion

What does this post of yours have to do with Windows versus Linux ? It seems to me your post is more like Windows 7 versus Windows 8, and not necessarily in terms of speed. Can you elaborate on what you think on the matter, how Windows stacks against Linux in terms of speed and the management decisions that reflect the code ? You're possibly posting in the wrong thread, perhaps it would be better to paste the content of you post into the post you just made in this thread:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1389147/mw-microsoft-admits-failure-on-windows-8/360_30#post_19950220
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they should make a linux version of windows. think about it
They did, its called windows server 2012 Core
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post #46 of 89
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Originally Posted by Gungnir View Post

Why is everyone talking about OSs "feeling snappy"? For what it's worth, KDE on Chakra feels a lot smoother than Win7 to me, but that's rather subjective. The fact is, Windows is just slower than Linux, in actual performance. In every cross-platform software that I've ever run (FaH, Blender/Cycles, etc., even games like Xonotic), Linux out-of-the-box is significantly faster than Windows is. With a custom-compiled kernel on certain CPUs (eg AMD FX), Linux can be twice as fast as Windows. Even Linux in a VM on Windows is faster than Windows is natively (see FaH). And that's not counting the fact that even 'bloated' distros like Ubuntu use a fraction of the RAM and disk space that Windows does, and that Linux's file systems, such as EXT4 and Btrfs, are far faster, safer, and generally better than the relic that is NTFS.

+1

I personally prefer Win 7 vs. 8, but every Linux distro I've tried, even the "loaded" ones like Mint and Ubuntu, are both subjectively and developmentally "faster" than Windows. Though, Win 8 has closed the gap IMO. Interesting article though, makes MS managers out to be a lackadaisical bunch.
Edited by btupsx - 5/11/13 at 7:38pm
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post #47 of 89
If you want to see a real technical discussion (as opposed to pointless system-spec comparisons from the OC crowd) from actual programmers and not gamers about this blog post then check out the Hacker News post from which this blog post originally came
Edited by xartion - 5/12/13 at 2:21am
post #48 of 89
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Originally Posted by 47 Knucklehead View Post

Maybe it's time for Microsoft to do a 100% from scratch re-write of the next version of "Windows", not just keep using the NT core regardless of if it is Vista, 7, 8, or 8.1 (which is 99.9% all the same and just basically a Service Pack of each other).

Maybe then, with a total re-write, they can do it right and throw away code that is decades old and actually make a non-bloated OS that is better than Linux in ways other than just cornering the market on DirectX support.

Mr. Sulu, set flame shields to max!

that ten year old code is backwards compatibility.
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Some of my best experiences with a computer were on Crunchbang.

If it wasn't for gaming, I would have left a long time ago.
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post #50 of 89
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Windows isn't really that much more bloated though, so don't blow things out of proportion. Probably about 15% slower.

What points are slower by 15%?

I think it's just all relative.
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