Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Sep 2008 08:55 UTC, submitted by Dan Warne
Windows A common topic of discussion in the Windows world - in fact, in any operating system - is boot performance. Many systems take a long time to reach a usable desktop from the moment the power switch is pressed, and this can be quite annoying if it takes too long. In a post on the Engineering 7 blog, Michael Fortin, lead engineer of Microsoft's Fundamentals/Core Operating System Group, explains what Microsoft is doing to make Windows 7 boot faster.
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RE[3]: faster boot - why?
by el3ktro on Mon 1st Sep 2008 11:27 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: faster boot - why?"
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Ha, it's funny that my Mac boots almost in the time where Windows wakes up from hibernation ...

You're right, hibernation is pretty fast to boot up, but it's not always an alternative. There are scenarios where you have to REALLY shut down your computer, or reboot, for example when you installed new software. It's just awkward when you have to wait minutes for a reboot.

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