Despite being written in .NET, Event Store (along with anything else primarily doing non-direct file IO) runs substantially better under Mono in Linux than .NET in Windows on equivalent hardware, mostly due to the abysmal file cache handling in Windows. If
you aren’t using HFS on MacOS the same applies there too. There’s a reason SQL Server implements their own filesystem etc, and I strongly doubt it’s anything do with performance… I’d expect to see even further improvements when the Microsoft GC (which is
admittedly better than the Mono one) is integrated following the OSS .NET announcements.
Getting it running in Windows is straightforward though, especially for development - download the zip file, unzip and run
EventStore.ClusterNode.exe --mem-db - or am I missing something different you’re trying to do here (perhaps building from source, which
again can be difficult on Windows because of the general derp surrounding Visual C++)?
If you want it to run as a Windows service you can either wrap it using something like nssm, svcany or the like (I believe someone even wrote a wrapper using TopShelf and open sourced it), or buy the commercial tooling which does that natively and is supported.