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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Oh Comon!

1 second for my desktop to be usable, you know when you have like more than 1 core, more than one programs can loaded at the same time ;-).

Skype is still doing it thing in the background ... If I click for Chrome it starts up pretty much instantly. Okay skype isn't signed it but I can start using my desktop.

(Skype seems to take exactly the same amount of time on my HTC desire as it does on Windows to sign in ... I think the majority is network latency)

I just killed skype and tried started it from scratch and it took 5 seconds to sign in ... most of this appeared to be network latency while syncing contacts and conversations.

My machine gets a WEI of 6.3 on Windows 7.

For a more "normal machine" I have a Dell D430, WEI on Windows 7 is 2.1 ... We are talking about 30-45 seconds from cold boot. I don't think that is bad for a machine has a 4200rpm iPod hardrive, and a 1.2ghz Core 2 ULV processor, and is running SQL Server 2008 R2 as a service.

Edited 2011-09-10 22:45 UTC

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