re: Microsoft Build: 3 Windows 8 Questions To Answer
One thing people need to stop concentrating on is OS boot time. We boot one time, and use the machines for a half hour, or even hours before we turn them back off. We can put them to sleep for even shorter boot times. Boot timings are simply not that important. Back when they took minutes, it mattered, but not today.
So while the instant on of a tablet is great, the 15 seconds it takes for a MacBook Air or the 20 seconds it takes for a Macbook Pro, as non Windows examples, simply isn't important. Windows machines are getting shorter book times as well, but the truth is that 10-15 seconds one way or the other isn't very important considering how few times we do it. For our desktop, we may never turn it off at all, just put it to sleep, unless we're doing a major OS Upgrade.
Lets get on to more important things.