Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Jan 2012 10:06 UTC
Windows And so the smartphonification of the general purpose computer continues. This time around, though, it might actually be for the better. Microsoft has detailed two new features in Windows 8: refreshing and resetting your computer. Reinstalls will be a thing of the past.
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RE[2]: Slow down?
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 6th Jan 2012 14:24 UTC in reply to "RE: Slow down?"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

Windows XP is 11 years old.

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RE[3]: Slow down?
by christian on Fri 6th Jan 2012 14:31 in reply to "RE[2]: Slow down?"
christian Member since:
2005-07-06

Windows XP is 11 years old.


OK, so they were only 20 years behind filesystem layout research upon release.

ext3 has a similar age to the NTFS used in XP, and I'd take it any day over NTFS in how its performance degrades over time (all anecdotal, of course, no numbers to back that up etc.)

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RE[3]: Slow down?
by XenonXZ on Fri 6th Jan 2012 15:30 in reply to "RE[2]: Slow down?"
XenonXZ Member since:
2011-05-25

Thom, NTFS is also in Windows 7...

Since I have never messed with Windows 7 (Onlyuse it at work because I am forced to) is there an alternative filesystem to NTFS in Windows 7?

Edited 2012-01-06 15:32 UTC

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RE[4]: Slow down?
by Neolander on Fri 6th Jan 2012 16:08 in reply to "RE[3]: Slow down?"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Nope. NTFS defragmenters improve over time though, so maybe at some point NTFS with scheduled defragmentation will start to reach the performance of ext3 save for the occasional slowdowns ;)

Edited 2012-01-06 16:08 UTC

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