Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Nov 2012 15:17 UTC
Windows "As we pass the one month anniversary of the general availability of Windows 8, we are pleased to announce that to-date Microsoft has sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses. Tami Reller shared this news with industry and financial analysts, investors and media today at the Credit Suisse 2012 Annual Technology Conference. Windows 8 is outpacing Windows 7 in terms of upgrades." Not bad, but there are the usual asterisks, as Ars notes.
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RE[5]: Comment by MOS6510
by WereCatf on Wed 28th Nov 2012 21:12 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510"
WereCatf
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Why doesn't XP run well on multi core PCs and isn't there a fix?


The kernel simply wasn't designed for multi-core systems as at the time such systems were first and foremost high-end devices and the situation was not anticipated to change. If you think back to those times people and companies were entirely focused on megahertz - race -- including Intel and AMD -- and people just assumed we'd be running into hundreds of gigahertz on a single core.

There are various kinds of fixes to make XP run slightly better on dual-core systems, but even these do not really fully fix the situation and XP's kernel still suffers a serious penalty on three cores or more.

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