Rumors on Windows 8 are everywhere, some hold that Windows 8 is faster and smaller than Windows 7. While others hold that faster maybe but never smaller than Windows 7.
Recently, Windows 7 becomes the most popular Operate System for its fast speed and user-friendly design. Thus more and more people upgrades their Windows XP or vista to Windows 7 and the market share of Windows 7 hits 10%. While, is Windows 7 fast enough? Maybe not. The next generation of Microsoft Windows devoted to make the process of PC tasking with faster speed. That's Windows 8.Why Windows 8 must be faster than Windows 7? When you focus on Microsoft, you may find a job post hints that: "Are you passionate about software performance? Are you excited by the potential to have a positive impact on hundreds of millions of users, by improving their Windows experience? The Windows Fundamentals Performance Test Team is look for a software design engineer who can help us do just that - make future releases of Windows faster, smaller, and more responsive than Windows 7..."
Besides the Job Post, other information also reveals that Windows 8 is faster than Windows 7. A project manager of Microsoft reveals that Microsoft will make Windows 8 a 128-bit operating system. A move to 128-bit support would be a bold move for Microsoft. Windows 7 is just 64-bit. Just imagine how fast a 128-bit OS will be?
Careful people may ask it is true that Windows 8 will be faster than Windows 7 but why Windows 8 will be smaller than Windows 7? Some hold that "I've never seen any newer version of Microsoft Windows comes with a smaller but always bigger. "
There are some technologies applied by Windows 8, for instance Solid State Drives (SSD) will be replacing the traditional rotating head hard disk drives. Another technology is the light (photon) based circuitry that will replace traditional wiring.
To be a true plug-in replacement for HDDs, Flash-based SSDs are manufactured in standard 2.5" and 3.5" form factors. 2.5" SSDs are normally used in laptops or notebooks while the 3.5" form factors are used in desktops, or in JBOD or other SAN/NAS/DAS configurations. They can often be used to replace traditional disks in storage arrays or in a server's internal disk bays. Flash-based SSDs certainly fit the storage needs of most embedded systems that require much smaller form factors.
Taking all kind of factors into consideration objectively,Windows 8 is definitely faster and smaller than Windows 7.
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