March 3, 2008
Over at Coding Horror, my old friend Jeff Atwood has a great post about Vista’s file copying performance and why consumers perceive it to be slower than XP’s despite an improved algorithm and solid benchmarks. It’s yet another chapter for the operating system that is struggling against formidable competition, it’s predecessor, and abetted by a parent doing what it can to make its unaccepted child more popular while still supporting its older brother.
In any case, it’s great reading for user interface developers.
Tags: file copying, Microsoft, user interface, Windows Vista