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Windows 8 Satisfies The Need For Speed

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    Windows 8 Satisfies The Need For Speed

    In the meantime, Windows 8 Consumer Preview was dropped on my doorstep – and, since there is some degree of SSD optimization built into Windows 8, taking the opportunity to race with this new engine was a natural fit.

    It’s been quite a race – Windows 8 is perceptibly faster on my hardware than on the same configuration running Windows 7. Not milliseconds faster – but, measurable faster. Still, there’s little real value in a single user’s Windows 8 running experience. Hardware is a variable – system configurations are variable – usage factors need to be considered, and so on.

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    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate/Windows 8.1/Linux

    I think that's a fairly accurate assessment, it certainly bears out my own tests. I have wondered how long it will be before be people start complaining that all their memory has 'disappeared'.
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    Was not my experience at all.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    In my simple view,
    MS made WCP far more stable than WDP. No single BSOD, no shutdown problem so far, no problem with most desktop gadgets unlike WDP. Boldly say it as I installed it to 4 machines with different spec. I can feel it faster though I don't do benchmark.

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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin

    That is in line with my own observations.

    One point he didn't make - booting to metro is not the same as booting to the desktop.

    It is a few seconds quicker to get what is in effect a mobile phone interface.

    A better test would be to time getting a workable desktop on both o/s.

    Windows 8 would still be quicker doing that if using hybrid boot.
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