Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 9th Sep 2011 15:17 UTC
Windows More news on Windows 8. This time around, Gabe Aul, a director of program management in Windows, blogged about the changes Microsoft has made to Windows 8's boot process. The results are impressive - a boot time not much slower than waking from sleep on current Windows 7 and Mac OS X machines. This is, of course, a vital component of getting Windows NT ready for tablets.
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Wake from sleep?
by darknexus on Fri 9th Sep 2011 19:48 UTC
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I seriously doubt they've got boot times down to two seconds, as that's all my Windows 7 netbook takes to wake from sleep (aka standby). I think what was meant was waking from hibernate, not sleep. I don't get the boot time obsession in either case. My netbook takes a whopping 15 seconds to boot. Wow, that's just, like, so very much time to wait. I hardly reboot the thing anyway, when I'm done with it I just close the lid and let it sleep. When I need it again, I flip open the lid and it's back, so long as I've still got battery power in it anyway. And yes, this netbook has a mechanical hd, not an ssd. If I can already boot the thing in 15 seconds, I really don't see why boot times are so important. It's not a super-tweaked version of Windows, though I did install Ultimate and get rid of Starter.

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