Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 20th Jan 2007 18:32 UTC, submitted by jayson.knight
Windows Work by Microsoft's R&D group played a part in revamping Windows, a researcher said Friday, but not all the toil made it into Vista. Microsoft Research contributed to the SuperFetch effort, a feature within Vista that predicts which applications are used when, then pre-loads them so that they're instantly available. "As part of a long term set of projects, we want to teach the computer to learn from users to make the machine more proactive," says Eric Horvitz, a principal researcher with Microsoft's R&D as well as the president-elect of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence. "We want to use the system's idle time to make things punchier."
Permalink for comment 203858
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
...
by Hiev on Sat 20th Jan 2007 20:00 UTC
Hiev
Member since:
2005-09-27

So if I play Unreal Tournament daily, it will try to preload it every time I boot my computer?

I hope not.

Reply Score: 1