Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Nov 2012 15:17 UTC
Windows "As we pass the one month anniversary of the general availability of Windows 8, we are pleased to announce that to-date Microsoft has sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses. Tami Reller shared this news with industry and financial analysts, investors and media today at the Credit Suisse 2012 Annual Technology Conference. Windows 8 is outpacing Windows 7 in terms of upgrades." Not bad, but there are the usual asterisks, as Ars notes.
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RE[5]: Comment by MOS6510
by lucas_maximus on Wed 28th Nov 2012 20:40 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510"
lucas_maximus
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2009-08-18

I think the kernel isn't designed for it. Vista's is slightly better, but isn't brilliant.

There is an actual blog post on how they designed the Windows 7 kernel to work well with Multi-core processor ... but I can't find it now.

Vista also used 300 MBs just for the Window Manager ... which IMHO was a bit shitty.

EDIT: I believe it was the idle time being adjusted that made the difference.

Edited 2012-11-28 20:47 UTC

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RE[6]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Wed 28th Nov 2012 20:41 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by MOS6510"
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RE[7]: Comment by MOS6510
by lucas_maximus on Wed 28th Nov 2012 20:51 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by MOS6510"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Interesting, however I think there is still a fundamental problem with the fact that the kernel just doesn't know how to use it properly.

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