Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 9th Sep 2011 15:17 UTC
Windows More news on Windows 8. This time around, Gabe Aul, a director of program management in Windows, blogged about the changes Microsoft has made to Windows 8's boot process. The results are impressive - a boot time not much slower than waking from sleep on current Windows 7 and Mac OS X machines. This is, of course, a vital component of getting Windows NT ready for tablets.
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Comment by krreagan
by krreagan on Fri 9th Sep 2011 18:57 UTC
krreagan
Member since:
2008-04-08

"This is, of course, a vital component of getting Windows NT ready for tablets."

Why?

I have only rebooted my tablet on updates... since last Xmas. A fast boot is not really necessary for tablets.

KRR

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RE: Comment by krreagan
by JAlexoid on Sat 10th Sep 2011 00:44 in reply to "Comment by krreagan"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Yep.... The main concern for a tablet OS is being able to wake up from sleep instantly and have a very fast resume-sleep cycle., while giving the apps enough time to do something useful...

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RE: Comment by krreagan
by ridsyaf on Sat 10th Sep 2011 11:00 in reply to "Comment by krreagan"
ridsyaf Member since:
2010-12-03

it's vital because it will need frequent reboot, and sometimes it will reboot by itself...

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RE[2]: Comment by krreagan
by zlynx on Mon 12th Sep 2011 17:01 in reply to "RE: Comment by krreagan"
zlynx Member since:
2005-07-20

"Frequent reboot"?

Maybe once a month if there is an OS level update every month.

The last time I had to reboot Windows 7 for a non-update reason was when my antivirus's web scanner got wedged and wouldn't let me load pages.

It did bluescreen maybe two months ago because of the ATI video drivers.

What frequent reboots are you expecting Windows 8 to require?

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