Most know that one of Vista's biggest bugaboos is hardware incompatibility.
It's no surprise, then, that hardware compatibility was Topic No. 1 at WinHEC,
where Windows execs touted a new approach to integrating and loading all those
Most also know that one of Vista's biggest bugaboos is performance -- at least,
the lack thereof on lower-end hardware. For Windows 7, Microsoft is using parallel
techniques to speed hardware and is changing the way applications load. Instead
of loading and remaining in memory, applications will be loaded just when needed.
Finally, most know that one of Vista's biggest bugaboos is the eternity it
can take to shut down the machine. Windows 7 should be orders of magnitude faster
to turn off -- in part, I'd guess, because fewer items remain active in memory.
Will Windows 7 compete more with Vista or XP? And does XP SP2 satisfy your
computing needs? Send me your thoughts at [email protected].
Posted by Doug Barney on November 06, 2008 at 11:53 AM
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