Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Jul 2005 19:43 UTC
Windows Microsft has made hard statements about perfomance improvements in Longhorn. They claim that applications will load 15% faster than in XP, while boot time is decreased by 50%. They also claimed that Longhorn will be able to wake up from sleep in 2 seconds. Users should also expect half as many reboots during patching. Time to dust of those trustworthy stopwatches.
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RE: We'll see...
by deathshadow on Tue 19th Jul 2005 20:46 UTC in reply to "We'll see..."
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>> It's incredibly easy to sit there and prattle on about improvements to your software before it's released. It's another thing entirely to deliver.

It's also very easy to sit there and bash something you've never seen or used.

I have no love for M$, but given the quantum leap XP was over it's predecessors, I'm willing to give them the benefit of a doubt...

Especially with the 'alternatives' coming up way short in most arenas I consider important. Font Rendering (Cleartype kicks EVERYTHING else's ass, ESPECIALLY freetype), available applications, ease of hardware changes, and cost. Some hit one, or the other, but not all four.

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