hi,

I've recently started developing using Ruby on Rails on my Windows 7 machine and noticed that it's painfully slow when performing certain tasks. In doing some searching, I realized that rails performance on Windows is bad across the board.

As a result of this, I had to switch over to a Linux distribution just to get the performance I need. I would really like to see a performance increase in this area in this next windows release.

In case you were wondering, my pc's specs are as follows: 500GB hdd, 4GB RAM, 1GB Graphics Processor, Quad Core CPU with nothing but ruby, gvim and other light software installed... yet it takes about 1.5mins to boot up the Webrick server on Windows and 4 Seconds on my Linux partition.