I remember there was a period when there was a substantial performance
difference between windows and mac/linux. I experienced this
personally when I moved from rails 1.2 or so to a recent version on
windows (it became unbearably slow) and then switched to a mac when
the performance went back to 'normal' all with the same app.
I was wondering if anything has changed since then (2008) and if rails/
ruby is comparable performance wise on windows nowadays? A quick
search on the internet did not turn up anything past late 2008.