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Comment Re:Also... (Score 1, Insightful) 433

And yet Office still boots twice as fast as OpenOffice on a typical computer, IIS and MS SQL are completely neck-and-neck with their competitors, and Outlook completely trounces its closest competitor, performance-wise.

I mean, I completely understand what you're saying: having multiple copies of the same function/code block in memory is inefficient. But in practice, it doesn't seem to be hurting them anyway.

Machines take me by surprise with great frequency. - Alan Turing