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[3]: They always promise this
by sorpigal on Mon 12th Sep 2011 20:07 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: They always promise this"
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Now now, be nice.

I didn't spout off ridiculous "ME TOO"isms. I am relating my experiences and data I collected by observation over the course of many months. Symantec AV is pretty crap as well, of course, and this made things worse on days when it was running, but the overall effect was not altered. Just to be very clear: I observed the same pattern of slowness and speedup even without symantec grinding the disks horribly.

You read on a site that is pro-Linux that Windows was doing something wrong ... That isn't evidence that is propaganda.

I'd like to address this point specifically, because you greatly misunderstand me. I read on LWN a Linux kernel developer talking about **LINUX**. In his opinion Linux has a bug if it cannot cope better with "A bunch of IO heavy tasks started simultaneously" than it can with "The same tasks started in sequence." He was saying that Linux should do better than the user, always, in scheduling IO or it's a bug in Linux. He never mentioned Windows.

What **I** did was begin thinking about the differences in the way I observed Linux and Windows reacting to disk contention, which lead me to run some experiments, which lead me to the conclusion that I began with above: Windows sucks at scheduling IO.

Edited 2011-09-12 20:09 UTC

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