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[5]: They always promise this
by sorpigal on Tue 13th Sep 2011 21:26 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: They always promise this"
sorpigal
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Your experiences are not out of line with mine. I did stop using swap on Linux years ago on my desktop systems, or rather set swappiness so that it was only ever used in dire emergencies. This does make make things remarkably better. And, as you note, Windows uses swap often without as bad an effect.

It is my understanding that there's a lot of tuning you can do if you want to try to make this sort of thing better, but I haven't looked in to it.

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