Windows 8 aims to answer some longtime Microsoft OS gripes, from slow startup times to mediocre mobile tools.
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Windows 8 boots faster than Windows 7, particularly on systems with solid state drives, Microsoft says. That's welcome news, as instant-on capabilities of mobile devices have altered users' expectations of how fast a PC should boot. Microsoft was able to shorten startup to mere seconds, as seen in this video demo on its Building Windows 8 blog, by designing a hybrid-boot feature that combines traditional shutdown and hibernate modes.
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial ServicesIT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
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