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[2]: Wake from sleep?
by vodoomoth on Sat 10th Sep 2011 07:59 UTC in reply to "RE: Wake from sleep?"
vodoomoth
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2010-03-30

Not really. I use Vista and although shutdowns and cold starts are significantly long (3 to 5 minutes in total depending on whether there is an anti-virus running or not), hibernate/resume is also pretty long (around 2 minutes, sometimes more). For me, the main interest in hibernate compared to full shutdown is that work sessions are carried through several days or weeks.

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RE[3]: Wake from sleep?
by Neolander on Sat 10th Sep 2011 08:05 in reply to "RE[2]: Wake from sleep?"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Sure, but he was talking about a netbook which he keeps putting to sleep (closing the lid), not in hibernation. Recovering in seconds is one crucial advantage of sleep on modern OSs.

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