Monday, September 26, 2005

More free time – or time to do more work

Think about how much time the world has wasted waited for computers to startup and shut down. Depending on hardware and how much stuff you have on your computer, this process can take several minutes from pushing "on" to ready to work--and then you get to wait some more watching your PC turn itself off.

Microsoft promises to resolve this issue in their upcoming release of Windows Vista. On the official site they tell us, "a Windows Vista computer starts and shuts down as quickly and reliably as a television, typically within 2 to 3 seconds." (Click here to read the story.)

Think how much time Windows users will save after upgrading to Vista. It sounds like you could justify the price tag with this feature alone! (Now if they could get compile time down to 2 to 3 seconds, we could give our development staff a day off a week – or offer them another project to work on.)


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