Windows® 8 to be superfast during boot upBy abhishek.k ,Tuesday, September 13th, 2011
Steven Sinofsky, president, Windows, mentioned in his blog, “When it comes to talking about “fundamentals” we want to start with boot time – no feature gets talked about and measured more..”
Keeping the vision of Sinofsky at the epitome, the development team at Windows is indeed putting in extra efforts to make Windows 8, the perfect operating system and faster than any other. Not to mention, one of the main focuses this time is the boot time taken by Windows.
Boot time actually refers to an effective proxy for overall system performance. Simply speaking, boot time is the time difference between turning on the power button of the computer, and the time when you can actually start working on it.
A recent research shows that almost fifty percent of users (both desktop and laptop) shut down their computer systems when they leave. Most of these people say that they prefer to shut down their PCs so as to save on power and also on battery life of the machine. Some also say that they prefer to use the machine afresh every time. The remaining fifty percent people put their computer systems on sleep or hibernate mode. They say they do so to save the boot time the next time they need to start their work.
According to the blog post, the Windows 8 developers are now working to deliver an OS that serves both the purposes and that too without adding on any additional hardware. According to the blog, the goals of the developers are, “Effectively zero watt power draw when off, a fresh session after boot, and very fast times between pressing the power button and being able to use the PC.”
This is for sure that Windows 8 is going to give us all nice surprises with amazing features and superb performance. Now, all we need to do is to wait till the time it is finally launched.