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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RE: They always promise this
by kovacm on Sat 10th Sep 2011 07:01 UTC in reply to "They always promise this"
kovacm
Member since:
2010-12-16

Great post dpJudas!

I've used most iterations of Windows back to Windows 95, never spent my money on the absolute top-of-the-line hardware, and never had a boot time longer then 30 seconds to usable desktop.


my favorite part in Windows 9x was closing start menu - if you click on start menu and start to browse for favorite program BEFORE windows finished complete boot process then there is a big chance that start menu will CLOSE in moment when windows complete with booting process interrupting you in browsing through start menu.

Microsoft NEVER know how to build quality product - their products are Spaghetti code with crap UI.

like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdCvVVFJdns

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vodoomoth Member since:
2010-03-30


my favorite part in Windows 9x was closing start menu - if you click on start menu and start to browse for favorite program BEFORE windows finished complete boot process then there is a big chance that start menu will CLOSE in moment when windows complete with booting process interrupting you in browsing through start menu.

True. This still happens with Vista SP 2 and you don't even need to be in the boot process: click an icon to launch a program and immediately after, open any menu or popup window (like the Start menu) and browse it. As soon as the launched program's main window shows up on the screen, the popup window is closed. Just tried it with Nero and the Start menu. I guess Windows people still haven't made their minds about where to insert new main windows when popup windows are opened.


Microsoft NEVER know how to build quality product - their products are Spaghetti code with crap UI.

I can see you've never used Visual Studio or even the basic Windows Mail. I hate Vista as much as I can hate anything but despite its insufferable slowness, it works flawlessly.

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sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

Microsoft makes bad systems software. At engineering, they fail. Their applications group has gotten pretty good, on the other hand, and is less easily maligned.

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