Windows 8 Boots 55% Faster Than Windows 7
It looks like Microsoft finally got it right—after 8 tries. According to new results from a test conducted by PC Magazine, Windows’ next incarnation, Windows 8 boots 55% faster than Windows 7.
The extensive tests showed that Windows 7 took an average 38 seconds to start whilst Windows 8 did the job in just 17 seconds. Windows 7 took 12.2 seconds to shut down while Windows 8 managed the task in just 9.9 seconds. Clearly there is a speed demon inside the new Windows 8 architecture.
Windows 8 isn’t shipping yet so there’s a chance that it could do even better by the time all the work is done. Consumers who get new machines shipped with Windows 8 will no doubt have a great time surfing and doing multitasking with their machines but perhaps the biggest gainers will be tablet users. The resource-light makeup of Windows 8 is being touted as good news for users who will be running it on a tablet and Microsoft is betting on this being the case come launch time. Other tablets like the iPad have a huge lead on Microsoft and so getting back in the game is a top priority.
Windows 8 will also be competing against Apple’s latest installment of OS X, dubbed ‘Mountain Lion’ and from all the reviews so far, it’s a beast.