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24. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 2, 2012, 09:20 Verno
 
Enahs wrote on Nov 1, 2012, 19:17:
Actually, there are some other things besides the new interface.

On the background, Windows now has Kernal timing clock cycle savings ability linux had like 10 years ago (or something) and Mac has since 2007.

It also has some memory saving features, that again, Linux had for a while now.

So it is significantly more efficient on memory and power.
For a super computer, you will not notice it; and yes it does benefit tablets more then anything; but it does help out regular laptops as well. And in general, making anything more efficient is good!

There are a lot of other behind the scene features upgraded, that other OSs have had for a while now. Again, they do not make a major different on powerful PCs; but, again, efficiency is better!

It is a substantial improvement in the OS, that will not actually have any tangible benefits for a lot of people.

I've read the same Arstechnica review and got the impression that many (if not most) of the improvements only apply to WinRT apps. The kernel level improvements make virtually no difference whatsoever.

You're just skirting around the fact that other than Metro, there are few if any large features to warrant an upgrade. Windows 8 is essentially Windows 7 with Metro. The most positive thing you can say about it is that its a cheaper version of Windows 7.

Windows 8 is really pointless - it is basically Windows 7 with a neat, quirky start screen that plays like a massive Bing desktop

Indeed, that's the frustrating thing. Even calling this a major version feels disingenuous. I'm all for innovation but let's actually see some.

This comment was edited on Nov 2, 2012, 09:28.
 
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