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I wouldn't say 8 to 10 years. A major bug in Linux's default congestion control algorithm was only fixed just last year:

https://bitsup.blogspot.com.au/2015/09/thanks-google-tcp-tea...

Linux is the platform of choice for bufferbloat research, although FreeBSD isn't far behind in adopting the results of it:

https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-ipfw/2016-April/...




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