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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wifi ?
by TomF on Fri 9th Sep 2011 20:53 UTC
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Windows 7: fast
Fedora 15: pretty fast
Mac OS 10.6: very fast

after wakeup, access to wifi:
Windows 7: very slow
Fedora 15: very slow
Mac OS 10.6: instant access !

so wasup with wifi ?

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RE: wifi ?
by gonzo on Fri 9th Sep 2011 21:17 in reply to "wifi ?"
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after wakeup, access to wifi:
Windows 7: very slow

Very fast here. Just tested (regular HP laptop, nothing fancy at all).

Wake up, enter password, click link and it works. No delays at all.

My guess - it depends on manufacturer/drivers, etc.

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RE: wifi ?
by MrWeeble on Fri 9th Sep 2011 21:29 in reply to "wifi ?"
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Mac OS 10.6: instant access !

so wasup with wifi ?

I think the answer to your question may be here:

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RE: wifi ?
by gan17 on Sat 10th Sep 2011 00:04 in reply to "wifi ?"
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My netbook running GRML (Debian Sid based) wakes up to the CDM (Console Display Manager) screen in about 2 seconds, and the moment I hit "Enter" after typing my password, I'm already connected to my wifi network ,assuming it's the same network I was connected to when I put the netbook to sleep.

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RE: wifi ?
by JAlexoid on Sat 10th Sep 2011 00:53 in reply to "wifi ?"
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Just did a quick Sleep/Resume. With 2 seconds to password prompt. I type in my password in 1 second. WiFi was connected at the moment I saw the desktop no more than 3.5 sec after I pressed Fn+F4 (resume)...

Writing from Ubuntu 10.04 on ThinkPad T42(all original parts)

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RE[2]: wifi ?
by kristoph on Sat 10th Sep 2011 03:50 in reply to "RE: wifi ?"
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My computer totally blows away your computer!

It resumes from hibernate instantly as I walk towards it. It has a time dilation chip which digitally spins faster than light and is therefore able to go back in time to start resuming from hibernate the instant I think of waking it.

Also my dog is meaner then your dog and my tin foil had is pointier then your tin foil hat!

So there!

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RE: wifi ?
by SeeM on Sat 10th Sep 2011 09:46 in reply to "wifi ?"
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On PC laptop you have crappy "builtin usb" wifi dongle. Check lsusb for info about that.

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RE: wifi ?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Sun 11th Sep 2011 14:44 in reply to "wifi ?"
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Mac OS X 10.6 is not an instant reconnect to wifi after sleep. I experience the delay daily. Its anywhere between 5- 10 seconds. Sometimes I have to completely disable wifi and bring it back up.

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