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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RE[2]: ummm ... hibernate?
by Moochman on Sun 11th Sep 2011 16:28 UTC in reply to "RE: ummm ... hibernate?"
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Oh, and don't get me started on driver installation. Why is it that on Mac and Linux, you can plug in any old mouse, any old keyboard, any old thumb drive, any old memory card reader, (almost) any old printer or camera, and it instantly "just works" while on Windows it takes at least 30 seconds for the first time plugging in each new device, sometimes even multiple times per device depending on which USB port you plug it into!

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