Why are most operations in windows much slower than in linux?


First I want to state that this is not a Windows bashing post, I'm using Windows, Linux & MacOS on a daily basis and I have my preferences with them all for different tasks, but since I started using Windows again for some .NET stuff a while back, I can't help but notice how much slower Windows is compared to both MacOS and Linux but especially Linux.

On a computer I run both Windows and Linux dual boot, I've tested a simple thing such as deleting files. If there are many different files, (like 50-100k) the opperation takes maybe 10x longer on Windows than on Linux. There are many more similar things.

Have anyone else noticed the same thing and if it's universal, why do you think that is the case?


Thanks for all the detailed answers! This was very educational for me, good points.

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