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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spinnekopje
Member since:
2008-11-29

I'm one of those people that doesn't use sleep or hibernate, just because the normal shutdown startup of ubuntu 10.04 LTS is good enough for me.

Sure, I've seen computers running windows 7 that are ready to use quickly, but most of them are just horrible on startup. Some even need minutes after you can see the desktop before they become really usable.

Before I believe all those things I first have to see how windows 8 performs on the average computer with an average user after a couple of months..

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vodoomoth Member since:
2010-03-30

Why does everybody seem to think that startup times are the only reason to use hibernate? I only care about resuming sessions where I left them.

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spinnekopje Member since:
2008-11-29

Why does everybody seem to think that startup times are the only reason to use hibernate? I only care about resuming sessions where I left them.


I don't need my session to resume, so I forgot to mention it, but I certainly agree that it can be a valid reason.

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sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

Just leave your computer running, don't shutdown OR hibernate. You get instant-resume and your 'session' is just as you left it.

I have to laugh and non-laptop sleep and hibernate aficionados. Overcomplicating things, much?

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