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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post

I honestly haven't noticed any appreciable performance increase out of Win8 compared to 7 besides boot times which are significantly improved.


Have skyrim? remember your last tests with FPS on it? Go play it again and then test it again. Even though I was getting GREAT FPS with all the mods I run I noticed a 10 to 15 FPS improvement. BF3 doesnt SHOW a FPS improvement outside the margin of error(+5fps on average for me) but MAN it FEELS smoother.
 
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I don't have Skyrim and I've only really been playing MOHW on Win8 so far.
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Startup and shutdown isn't really an option as they make this OS over time that's going to change. Even updates may change that as they tweak the process. All that does is tell you how long X services (might) take to start, which unless you get under the hood and optimize could be a random time each reboot. You have no idea how they do their start up, is it parallel?
Quicker response time could be as easy as speeding up the animations, still doesn't tell you which one of those is faster as animation times are EXACTLY THAT. Animation times. Press the start menu, it is a pre-set animation with a specific time. A slower computer may not handle that, but with computers today it is very hard to tell if what you experience is lag or the wait for the animation to finish.
I could go on and on as to what bullox people believe all in the name of perception. I'd go by synthetic benchmarks but I've come to the conclusion that most operating systems today are generally transparent. You don't see a huge difference in hard tasks because the OS doesn't really determine the task per se. Though in that sense, just re-building the kernel and tweaking that has some (minor) advantages that you should see every "new" opsys from MS. If you wanted to see an honest overhaul you would have to give up a ton of compatibility support for old code. That would send a lot of people in a tissy though so I'm betting you won't see much improvement from opsys to opsys from MS until they decide to do something that drastic.
[edit] I added might in the service startup because if it isn't truly parallel than one service could be waiting on X amount of other services to start. This compounds things as more services get added or manipulated. I'm also pretty sure that it isn't parallel so any benchmarks with this would just tell you things about your computer. Not really about the software, as you would have to have identical setups including HDDs being done perfectly. You get a minute amount of lag from reading the disc and that could equate to multiple services starting slower due to the wait on that one core service. So I go back to saying, startup/shutdown times are really moot unless you have things controlled really well. [errr forgot] SSDs should negate this but there are other problems still with having the startup not being parallel.

Good points but my comment is simply this statement: it's easy to quantify response time. You're response doesn't exactly refute that, but you do explain why a perceived quicker response time might not mean a more efficiently coded OS. I don't disagree, but I don't think that your post is really a response to my comment.
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Somewhat similar as it is quite in depth, this article provides an excellent comparison of the Win 7 and Win 8 from a usability perspective:

http://www.useit.com/alertbox/windows-8.html
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Somewhat similar as it is quite in depth, this article provides an excellent comparison of the Win 7 and Win 8 from a usability perspective:
http://www.useit.com/alertbox/windows-8.html

And it's been discussed to death in various other threads, and also has its own news thread.
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And it's been discussed to death in various other threads, and also has its own news thread.

My apologies, didn't see it had it's own news thread!
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