Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Sep 2008 08:55 UTC, submitted by Dan Warne
Windows A common topic of discussion in the Windows world - in fact, in any operating system - is boot performance. Many systems take a long time to reach a usable desktop from the moment the power switch is pressed, and this can be quite annoying if it takes too long. In a post on the Engineering 7 blog, Michael Fortin, lead engineer of Microsoft's Fundamentals/Core Operating System Group, explains what Microsoft is doing to make Windows 7 boot faster.
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RE[3]: faster boot - why?
by el3ktro on Mon 1st Sep 2008 11:27 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: faster boot - why?"
el3ktro
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2006-01-10

Ha, it's funny that my Mac boots almost in the time where Windows wakes up from hibernation ...

You're right, hibernation is pretty fast to boot up, but it's not always an alternative. There are scenarios where you have to REALLY shut down your computer, or reboot, for example when you installed new software. It's just awkward when you have to wait minutes for a reboot.

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RE[4]: faster boot - why?
by pxa270 on Mon 1st Sep 2008 12:41 in reply to "RE[3]: faster boot - why?"
pxa270 Member since:
2006-01-08

As long as we're trading annecdotes, my ThinkPad resumes from hibernation in about the time that my MacBook is still displaying that grey Apple logo.

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RE[4]: faster boot - why?
by gustl on Sat 6th Sep 2008 18:54 in reply to "RE[3]: faster boot - why?"
gustl Member since:
2006-01-19

You have to reboot your computer when you have installed new software?

I have to do that only when some really basic system component like kernel or glibc is updated, but not for normal software.

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