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.
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