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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RE[3]: OSX does this
by stooovie on Tue 12th May 2009 10:36 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: OSX does this"
stooovie
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So Apple launch slowness is a toll we pay for not having Windows Rot? I think I could accept that. (There is OSX rot too, but not that painful).

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RE[4]: OSX does this
by DavidSan on Tue 12th May 2009 16:59 in reply to "RE[3]: OSX does this"
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2008-11-18

So Apple launch slowness is a toll we pay for not having Windows Rot? I think I could accept that. (There is OSX rot too, but not that painful).


Yes it is and yes, pre-binding can get corrupted too, but any user can perform maintenance on it and it does not degrade performance over time. Some people might say: it is always slow, but speed is consistent so the user adapts to it. And of course, you always have the possibility to buy faster hardware.

The problem with Windows is: after a clean install is very fast, over time gets slower to terribly slow. The registry is difficult to repair.

The register is a nice idea, and when it works it does work. But computers are not always meant to be used by specialists, so design decisions have to be made, Apple approach is slower but more user friendly.

And yes, Windows has better registry these days, but also Mac OS X pre-binding is better.

Edited 2009-05-12 17:06 UTC

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