Yeah i dont think that users will ever use a complete start up and shut down in windows vista. Microsoft will probably be leaving that option hidden super deep, and really the users will think that they are shutting down, when it really an advanced hibernation state. When they say that start up processes will be run in the background, that scares me. how would you like to start up your computer, and it says its started up, but its slow for the next 30 seconds when you try to use it, then after its done really starting up, then you finally have your full processing power, i dont like that if thats how its going to be. and even a blazing new computer these days wont run vista to the max. they recommend a gig of video ram, which i dont think you can buy these days because its not needed and useless now. also, in 2006 most processors will be 64-bit, and dual-core, so that will help, and i bet more people will be having dual "dual-core" processors. lol. the main thing i heard, is that hard drives in the next year will have like 4GB of flash memory slapped on the back of them, so that frequently used data is chached in that ultra fast storage, so faster startup times can be achieved, but i wouldnt bet my life on it. but in reallity, even after vista is released sometime next year, all of those under 800 dollar computers you see now, will probably have windows xp still, because only expensive parts can deliver performance vista needs. i cant wait to see how windows xp would run on components of next year, i bet you guys anyting, on a super-rig next year, windows xp would start up twice as fast as vista. (full start up, not a hibernate or sleep)
Edited by Thebinaryman, 25 November 2005 - 09:48 AM.