Vista Boots In 2-3 Seconds

Sun Baked

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Probably the speed to restart the machine after a save memory state to the HD and shut down.

I'd like to see how fast it reboots.
 

katie ta achoo

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Sun Baked said:
I'd like to see how fast it reboots.
Yea... didn't they get rid of the BSOD and replace it with a random reboot?

Well, if that's true (I dunno.. I read it somewhere), you'll find out within 10 minutes of using Vista, no?

I swear, I have an ability to crash windows like no other... I can sit there, and be browsing with FireFox, and then.. **BAM** Freeze'd. :(
 

SummerBreeze

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You'll also shut down and restart your computer less often by using the New Sleep state, a simple one-click on and off experience which not only reduces power consumption, but also delivers and protects user dat.
Sleep....hmmm.....I swear I've heard of that one before.....

Even if it starts up quickly, I'm sure it will take awhile to make things actually be usable since all those problems will probably continue to start at start-up, without an easy way to turn them off.
 

Chaszmyr

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Microsoft made Vista reboot as quickly as possible so it won't be as inconvenient when it crashes every 25 minutes :p
 

AppleMatt

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I'll believe it when I see it. Either they're referring to sleep and wake, or they're relying on how fast computers will be then.

AppleMatt
 

dubbz

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Chaszmyr said:
Microsoft made Vista reboot as quickly as possible so it won't be as inconvenient when it crashes every 25 minutes :p
;)

Seriously, I think Vista might end up being very stable. From what I've read they've done some changes to how audio and video drives access the system. Considering the only thing that's crashed my XP systems are bad drivers, this could do wonders for the stability.

But start up within 2-3 seconds? WTF? I'm not believing it until I see it, unless they're talking about their "New" Sleep mode. Not even BeOS started that quickly.
 

840quadra

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Vista processes login scripts and startup programs and services in the background so you can start working right away
So you can connect to Mapped drives that aren't mapped yet, and start working on doccuments saved on your server before you are connected to it?

Seriously a load of hogwash!

I respect Microsoft, and like most of their products, but this can't work, unless they got rid of secure connections to their servers now!
 

Benjamin

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Vista processes login scripts and startup programs and services in the background so you can start working right away
840quadra said:
So you can connect to Mapped drives that aren't mapped yet, and start working on doccuments saved on your server before you are connected to it?
I think they ment you can play solitaire while you wait for everything else to load after booting up.
 

edesignuk

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AppleMatt said:
I'll believe it when I see it. Either they're referring to sleep and wake, or they're relying on how fast computers will be then.

AppleMatt
...or they're taking what they did with XP to the next level. Though XP appears to boot much faster than 2000, it's just a trick. Even though the logon screen is there, most of the system services haven't yet started, just enough to display the logon screen. Everything else is still starting up in the back ground.
 

steve_hill4

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Got to be a typo, it's abviously 2-3 minutes.

Familiarity: Because Windows Vista is built on technology that you are already familiar with, you can get up to speed quickly with minimal training and support.
Familar things like having to reboot a lot and they make it as easy as possible by keeping the ctrl-alt-del shortcut.
 

0098386

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if this is true, then wow. if its not (which im sorta going with) then its all M$ hype again. then again it is the year of HD ;)

no company is exempt from hype.

Hibernation is pretty good. i use that on my windows laptop. press the power button... saves its state (which can take a while actually :( ) then press power again and voila! its back up in half the boot up time. and back exactly where i left off! brilliant! sorta wish OSX could do that. i was working on a bucket load of documents in loads of apps at college one day. had to rush home with my PB in sleep mode! which i wasn't too keen on.
 

yenko

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edesignuk said:
...or they're taking what they did with XP to the next level. Though XP appears to boot much faster than 2000, it's just a trick. Even though the logon screen is there, most of the system services haven't yet started, just enough to display the logon screen. Everything else is still starting up in the back ground.
I agree. :p
(start rant: 5-4-3-2-1-go)
Vista will be more secure because it will NEVER finish booting. This way most people will never notice it and will have "braggin' rights" as to how fast their Vista Boxes boot.

When it finally does boot...it will crash and everyone will shrug it off as "normal".
(end rant....and....fade..3...to....2...blue....1......screen....0) :D :D :D
 

Macaddicttt

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steve_hill4 said:
Got to be a typo, it's abviously 2-3 minutes.
Although I don't see how this kind of startup speed is possible, I'm pretty sure it isn't a typo. The site compares turning on and off your computer to turning on and off your TV. So unless you have a TV that takes 2-3 minutes to start up... :)
 

greatdevourer

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Macaddicttt said:
Although I don't see how this kind of startup speed is possible, I'm pretty sure it isn't a typo. The site compares turning on and off your computer to turning on and off your TV. So unless you have a TV that takes 2-3 minutes to start up... :)
Yeah, but my TV just goes *pzzt* and is off, which I hope my computer won't do :p
 

RobHague

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Interesting... nice website there btw, not what id expect to see on the MS site. Flip 3D sounds cool, i wish that Alt+tab in OSX would sort of flip the windows to the front of the screen as you press so u can see ^_^

I guess Microsoft are getting a bit worried about OSX's success drawing people away from PC's (and so their software). It looks like an evolution of XP though, not a revolution. :)

Biggest thing is, protecting the Operating System from 1)users! 2)malware/spyware 3)virus's

They should approach it like Apple, make the user put a password in BEFORE any vital system changes can be made - not admin - hard luck. System Restore is also messy - it could do with axing and them trying something else.
 

Chundles

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RobHague said:
Interesting... nice website there btw, not what id expect to see on the MS site. Flip 3D sounds cool, i wish that Alt+tab in OSX would sort of flip the windows to the front of the screen as you press so u can see ^_^

I guess Microsoft are getting a bit worried about OSX's success drawing people away from PC's (and so their software). It looks like an evolution of XP though, not a revolution. :)

Biggest thing is, protecting the Operating System from 1)users! 2)malware/spyware 3)virus's

They should approach it like Apple, make the user put a password in BEFORE any vital system changes can be made - not admin - hard luck. System Restore is also messy - it could do with axing and them trying something else.
I'm pretty sure that you now have to enter a password to make any changes on Vista. I saw a screengrab of an entry window a while back.

Apple's gonna have a fight on their hands with this one. Microsoft, hate it we may but they are not stupid - this could be a very good operating system and anyone who says it's going to just plain suck is kidding themselves. Tiger's point releases and eventually Leopard are going to have to be very, very slick and stable - no rushing them out to deal with the new competition, Apple can't avoid any bad press with respect to OS X over the new couple of years.

Vista will be the equivalent of Tiger, better in some ways so Leopard is going to have to be a massive step forward to really take the game to Microsoft.

I for one am very excited, just hope my iBook can run it...
 

me_94501

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RobHague said:
Interesting... nice website there btw, not what id expect to see on the MS site. Flip 3D sounds cool, i wish that Alt+tab in OSX would sort of flip the windows to the front of the screen as you press so u can see ^_^
I guess you've never tried F10-tab on OS X. ;)
 
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