Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Nov 2007 21:17 UTC, submitted by Research Staff
Benchmarks "After a disappointing showing by Windows Vista SP1, we were pleasantly surprised to discover that Windows XP Service Pack 3 (v.3244) delivers a measurable performance boost to this aging desktop OS. Testing with OfficeBench showed a ~10% performance boost vs. the same configuration running under Windows XP with Service Pack 2."
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lemur2
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2007-02-17

I found XP booted about twice as fast (~30sec vs ~1min), BUT for whatever reason, it took another 30 seconds or so until I was able to connect to the internet.


XP displays the desktop well before it has finished actually booting. It won't be for some time after the desktop appears that you can actually do anything useful.

This is done so that in "boot performance" tests XP would get a better mark than it actually has if you catch the meaning.

I don't know what the story is with Vista in this regard.

Mind you ... even KDE shows a desktop a few seconds before all of the desktop services have finished starting up, so XP is by no means unique here.

Edited 2007-11-26 04:27

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