"Ok, that headline may be a bit overblown--but Microsoft
Research has released part of a report on the 'Singularity' kernel
they've been working on as part of their planned shift to network
computing. The report includes some performance comparisons that
show Singularity beating everything else on a 1.8Ghz AMD Athlon
"What's noteworthy about it is that Microsoft compared
Singularity to FreeBSD and Linux as well as Windows/XP--and almost
every result shows Windows losing to the two Unix variants..."