Re: Windows just has a bunch of overhead
"The overhead still isn't nearly as bad as on Mac OS X, which is still using a poorly performing big-endian file system despite the fact the CPU in every Mac is little endian, resulting in bytes having to be re-ordered on every read/write from the filesystem."
If true, I can't imagine this adds much overhead anyway. I'd like to see some benchmarks. But what I'm talking about is the fact that I was working with ~10,000 photos this morning and moving them around or deleting them took about ~2 seconds in OS X. On my Win7 computer it takes at least an order of magnitude longer.
"As to the overall power performance, I suspect it's down to the fact that power consumption is heavily dependent upon drivers and no manufacturer of PC laptops is putting the same effort into driver development for Windows that Apple are for OS X (including Apple, whose Bootcamp drivers are legendarily crappy)"
Read the article. We're not talking about arbitrary PC hardware where your explanation might be plausible. We're talking about Surfaces, i.e., hardware that Microsoft owns.