Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th May 2009 20:43 UTC
Windows SuperFetch is a technology in Windows Vista and onwards that is often misunderstood. I decided to delve into this technology to see what it is all about, and to dispel some of the myths surrounding this feature.
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Superfetch is not MS's invention
by Envying1 on Mon 11th May 2009 21:46 UTC
Envying1
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2008-04-22

[quote]SuperFetch is something all operating systems should have.[/quote]

My comment: Superfetch is not an idea that MS invented.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

My comment: Superfetch is not an idea that MS invented.


My comment: I never said so ;) .

Nor did I imply other operating systems do not have it. This article is specifically about the SuperFetch implementation of a certain concept that exists in one form or the other on other operating systems as well, as well as the myths that surround it.

Edited 2009-05-11 21:51 UTC

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IvoLimmen Member since:
2005-07-06

I have been using it for quit some time now under Ubuntu. It is called preload. Works almost the same way as SuperFetch.

Mostly Microsoft buys inventions or re-invents them (just like RSS, they never invented it but they act like they did and most people will believe it's something they invented).

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hufman Member since:
2008-10-11

Haha, tricksy! Wait until all of the websites in the world use it, and then it's a smooth experience for their naive end user!

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eldarion Member since:
2008-12-15

I was using prefetch for some time now but realised that, probably like SuperFetch, i have almost no gain on apps speedup. On the contrary, my system takes more 10-15 seconds to boot up than without the prefetch deamon.

So my suggestion is this: disable the prefetch deamon and restart the system. Then clock your boot time to see the difference.

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