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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Can't replicate your speed increases here - just the opposite. I have tested clean installs - like for like. 8 boots slower (without hybrid boot ). Can't notice any speed increases elsewhere - they might exist, but not enough for me to tell.

    I can see how if it works for you - then using classic shell and avoiding the metro stuff would be fine.
    Hybrid boot helps a lot. My laptop boots in about 8 seconds. 14 seconds or so without hybrid boot and around 18 seconds with windows 7. With Windows 7, if I jumped right to Explorer, it would be progress bars on my mapped network drives, with Windows 8, it's just mapped drives. Granted it only took a few seconds of waiting before they would be connected, so not end of the world.

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  2. #22

    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center

    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    PowerShell ISE with predicting input, all commands listed on the right is for me the easiest and fastest command line tool to use. I don't have to memorize loads of commands and switches, they are all there, no need to type "War & Peace" .

    As so often it's a matter of taste. I like and use PS ISE, using Command Prompt only when I need screenshots of it to a post or tutorial.
    Thanks for that tip Kari.

    Sorry I can't Rep you though.
    You are welcome, no need for rep here .

    The PowerShell ISE beats Command Prompt and Linux Terminal any time. Don't forget you can also use traditional commands in PS and PS ISE, totally replacing the Command Prompt.
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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    I hardly ever have to use the Command Prompt in Windows (an occasional "ping" and "attrib").

    I have to use the Terminal in Linux more often.
    However, if I do something often enough (or it is obscure, so I'm likely to forget the command) I create a script.
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