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Microsoft explains how Windows 8 smokes Windows 7

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    Microsoft explains how Windows 8 smokes Windows 7

    Microsoft spelled out acceleration improvements in Windows 8, in a blog post Monday. Needless to say, Microsoft says the overall experience is a lot snappier.

    The latest Building Windows 8 entry, penned by Rob Copeland, the group program manager at Microsoft's graphics team, is titled Hardware accelerating everything: Windows 8 graphics.

    Some context is first provided at the top in order to illustrate how Window 8 "builds on the well-established foundations of DirectX graphics" in Windows 7.

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    Yeah, that is definitely my impression too. Win8 pops, especially when moving files around and multitasking. I dislike runningWin7 on my other machines now as it just feels... sluggish. I will be updating all of my computers because of this noticeable improvement.
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    Hi there
    My feeling too -- Win 7 probably could be made to run lightning fast too -- but if you aren't experienced how do you know which of the 97,001 services that start by default when W7 is booted to disable.

    W8 has a much more sensible approach -- at boot time just load sufficient services to start the kernel and then dynamically load any others needed when an application is started. -- Even to my sized peanut brain this seems blindingly obvious -- and with SSD's the performance gain can be truly dramatic.

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