Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Jan 2012 10:06 UTC
Windows And so the smartphonification of the general purpose computer continues. This time around, though, it might actually be for the better. Microsoft has detailed two new features in Windows 8: refreshing and resetting your computer. Reinstalls will be a thing of the past.
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RE[2]: Holy Hyperbole!
by Neolander on Sat 7th Jan 2012 07:58 UTC in reply to "RE: Holy Hyperbole!"
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I don't know... I have a Windows computer at home whose drive has never been more than 70-80% full for some time, yet playing around with large files on it (installing, playing, and uninstalling games) can lead to some pretty bad fragmentation. I couldn't believe myself how much defragmenting it the other day improved performance.

I suspect that NTFS is designed to put as much data on exterior HDD sectors as possible because those have higher data throughput. Nevermind the fragmentation and reliability problems that this kind of algorithm may cause.

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