Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 16:31 UTC
Windows Paul Thurrot: "Tipped off by a reader, I checked my System log in Event Viewer today and what did I find but a stack of pending updates for all of the core apps in Windows 8. I'm not 100 percent sure this is what I think it is. But if we're right, it looks like 18 of the core apps in Windows 8 are about to get updated. Or, almost all of them." Foley confirms it. By far Windows 8's weakest link, so I'm hoping this is true. Especially the Mail application is dreadful.
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RE[6]: Comment
by Nelson on Mon 25th Mar 2013 09:44 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment"
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Yeah, it's crazy. WP8 cloud compiling seems to be a step above even what NGEN does, by introducing an additional type of IL that is closer to the metal and avoids the issues that install time NGEN has on Windows 8: Its not immediate.

Windows Store apps typically perform better (from a launch POV) after you've used them for a little while, this is because the NGEN service needs to get around to compiling your app and avoiding JIT.

That said, we live in dark days. Mirosoft's JIT suffers from an almost criminal lack of investment. There's been no real advancement in years prior to this.

Things could be so much closer to native code, but here we are, paying the price for a JIT that doesn't even output SIMD instructions yet (Except for hacked on Windows Phone XNA code)

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by moondevil on Mon 25th Mar 2013 11:00 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment"
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I think they suffer from lack of competition.

There are some posts in MSDN forums which state Microsoft was only having one guy for Visual C++ bug fixes in the days the company was 100% on .NET (around early Vista days).

The .NET 4.5 is the first version where the JIT rewrites code, something that Java JITs are doing for ages.

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