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 zlynx on Wed 28th Nov 2012 21:24 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510"
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There were several "fixes". For example, there's a dual-core optimizer program that AMD wrote and gave to gaming companies to fix XP for their Athlon64 X2 CPUs.

I'm not quite sure what it does, actually, but it seems to help.

There were quite a lot of video drivers that updated to optimize dual-core and hyperthread support for XP. I believe they forced various driver threads onto specific cores so the XP thread scheduler wouldn't get involved.

Some of those tweaks are less optimal now that CPUs have four/eight cores/threads and the Windows 7 and 8 thread schedulers.

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