Windows 8 boots so blisteringly fast that it theoretically gives you only 200 milliseconds to access the boot menu. Fortunately, Microsoft has gone to the trouble of designing a whole new Boot Options menu so you don't have to punch F8 like a crazy person.
What's Microsoft got to compete with the MacBook Air's near-instant on? According to this recent demonstration from its Building Windows 8 blog, the ability to take a machine from fully powered off to booted up in just under eight seconds.
If there's one thing everyone dreads, it's rebooting their computer. It may only take a minute or two, but it can seem like forever. Here are our top 10 tweaks that'll make your computer boot a little faster.
That's Windows 7, not a mini-Linux OS like Splashtop. It's also from a powered-off state, not sleep mode. Pretty impressive. And much of that speed comes from turning on a laptop's devices (hard disk, ports, etc) in just 1 second.
Most of us don't appreciate all the processes involved with our OS's boot sequence; we're far more interested in watching that status bar fill. In this visualization of the Linux boot sequence, each function is a node, and each line connecting the nodes represents a call, direct branch, or indirect branch. The image…
Winter is almost upon us, and chilly feet can be a chronic issue. Thankfully humanity no longer has to suffer this unpleasantness with the introduction of CozyFeet microwavable boots. The modern-day equivalent of warming ones feet by the fire, these boots "contain a special blend of natural wheat grain and dried…
To be fair, Microsoft hasn't come out and said that their goal is to have Windows 7 boot in 15 seconds. But they have said this:
Here's what the Nintendo Wii looks like the first time you start it up. Enter in the time, date, name, and what language you speak (I had problems with that one). One cool detail is how the controller vibrates when you scrub over various clickable UI elements.
Forget about droids that make breakfast or try to take over the World. In the UK, a team of scientists have constructed a robot to assist them in the eccentric and perverted-sounding British sport of Welly Wangling, which has nothing to do with masterbation. It's actually the sophisticated sport of hurling a boot as…
Our esteemed frat brothers at Lifehacker first told us how to download, install and dual boot Windows Vista Beta 2 with Windows XP, and now they've gotten out the stopwatch for their first test, showing us how the startup time of the newest Microsoft operating system compares to that of its predecessor.