Boot time Comparison - El Capitan vs Windows 10

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by Retromac2008, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. Retromac2008 macrumors regular

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    Some pple said w10 is faster than El Capitan on their new macs, can you add your report with your mac?


    Comparison Windows 10 vs El Capitan
    (clean install - 100% empty computer)




    Can someone with a new mac add his report ?
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Windows 10 boot up comparisons with OS X are moot, because Windows 8.1/10 goes into an extended hibernate mode when shutting down, rather than completely shutting down as Win 7/OS X does.
     
  3. Retromac2008 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Anyway life is not fair and you have to compare em every time you turn on your laptop

    :(


    :apple:
     
  4. KALLT macrumors 601

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    I don’t see anything unusual… Both take less than one minute. The Windows desktop looks fairly standard as well, no programs that need to be loaded upon boot. OS X slows down a lot when it needs to reopen previous applications with the Resume feature.

    I actually never reboot my devices anymore, unless I have to (Windows does need to be rebooted quite a lot due to updates).
     
  5. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    Same here. Never reboot unless I have to. Just close the lid when I'm done.
     
  6. Steve121178 macrumors 68040

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    There's no real valid reason to shut down your laptop, just close the lid and quickly resume when you need to use it again.
     
  7. Sabretooth78, Oct 21, 2015
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    Meh, not any more. Used to be back in the Leopard/Snow Leopard days (and maybe a few times with Mountain Lion) I could leave the thing running between reboots sometimes as long as a month. Nowadays (running Mavericks; don't even get me started on Yosemite), I can't do that without seeing a very real drop in performance. I also have a MacMini which I will leave running for weeks at a time and when it needs to be restarted, you can tell. It literally will take a full minute or more just to pop up the dialog box after selecting "restart". And this is after spending most of that time just filling the role of time machine/server.

    All in all it's one of several trends in OS X that is reminiscent of what I had to deal with before I finally made the decision to ditch Windows.
     
  8. dmrowley macrumors 6502

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    Next up, a comparison of the 0 to 60mph acceleration between a Toyota Prius and a Porsche 911 Carrera...

    Just as valid :)
     
  9. Retromac2008, Oct 22, 2015
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    not a joke, not funny and a little wrong :(

    Your argument is valid but it s not the main point.
    The importance of boot-time is another subject, i was only asking to make a comparison between the 2 os if you have a recent mac :)


    probably a faster boot it s useless, probably not ...
     
  10. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    I've turned my rMBP on once since installing El Cap. I just shut the lid and let it sleep when not in use. It gets rebooted for OS X updates only.

    Same with the Mac mini - it just sleeps when inactive. The only Mac I power down is the G5 because of the power consumption.
     
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    Pretty sure my over three year old rMBP takes under 15 seconds. Not sure about my fusion drive iMac at work. I reboot it every Monday and usually go to the bathroom or get breakfast started and don't have El Cap on it yet. Did the latest update fix Office 2016? Unfortunately I have to use that for Outlook, shared calendars, Lync, etc.
     
  12. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 68040

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    From a standard SSD in a Mac Pro.

    Windows 10 in about 9-10 seconds.

    OSX in about 12 seconds.

    The only way to improve this is to use an hibernation file to boot from.
     
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  15. Fried Chicken macrumors 6502

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    The discussion is about boot times, not about whether booting is necessary or not. Holy ****.

    Snow Leopard booted faster.

    I miss snow leopard.
     
  16. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 68040

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    SL loaded about 900MB into memory on boot. El Cap loads 2GB.
     
  17. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    Holy irrelevant stats Batman?

    Tell me then why are boot times important. I'm confident that over the timeframe of a couple of months the handful of seconds saved in boot times for the typical Mac user who uses sleep is infinitesimally small.

    In fact it'll take at least a years worth of boots to save the time it's taken me to bash out this post.
     
  18. Fried Chicken macrumors 6502

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    Again, the discussion is not whether boot times are relevant or not. And you're assessment is incorrect, I reboot constantly to switch to windows.
     
  19. Thunderboltedge macrumors regular

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    Very helpful comparison.
    I would make next series of mac vs pc ads based on it
     
  20. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    I think they are irrelevant. Keep repeating ourselves will get no-one anywhere. ;)
     
  21. Fried Chicken macrumors 6502

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    Very well.

    I think your assessment is idiotic. I boot several times on a daily basis. Certain program installations require a reboot. Moving a computer that isn't a laptop requires a reboot. Updates require restarting of the computer.

    How fast an operating system is able to start up is not only a question of convenience but sophistication of the OS itself.
     
  22. cincygolfgrrl macrumors 6502

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    I think the one thing that could possibly, just maybe, might be agreed upon is that YMMV. For those who need to reboot occasionally or frequently, I think anything around 30 seconds is incredible compared to where we were just a few years ago.

    I can start working on my iMac about 30 seconds after pushing the start button (assuming I'm sitting there, ready to insert my password). More critical, I think, is response time for the next eight hours.
     
  23. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    No need to resort to insults.
     

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