Last time we saw the new ribbon interface being demoed and now yet another reveal, full of awesomeness this time. Long time requested feature on Windows is a faster boot time, which was never implemented till now.
Usually what happens when you shutdown your windows machines : Kills all processes, kernel shuts down, and during startup : Loads kernel and starts all apps
What MS have done in Windows 8 : Kernel is set to hibernate with less write data to disk, so while starting up, the kernel resumes almost instantly after POST ( power on self test )
MS explains this in an image :
Microsoft claims this process makes Windows 8 50-70% faster than the current boot times. Hard to accept ? Well, they got a video demo for that, warning : dont blink
Source MSDN blogs via WinRumors
Ice cream sandwich, the next big thing in the droid world after “Honeycomb” is set to arrive in October or November, according to Google’s ex-CEO Eric Schmidt.
Apparently, during a Salesforce conference, at which the ex-CEO of el goog was present, mentioned to Marc Benioff ( CEO, Salesforce ) :
We have a new operating system, internally known as Ice Cream Sandwich for some reason, which is being released in October/November, which everyone’s really excited about.
According to Google, the ICS version of Android is THE version that will integrate the user experience of both Gingerbread and Honeycomb. Apart from the UI, there are many changes under the hood too, nothing unveiled yet.
The first device that will run the latest version of Android is of course, the next Nexus, which is rumored to be called as Nexus Prime, made by Samsung.
With that said, head on past the break to see the actual video of the conference, which spans more than an hour. You can see Eric making that statement at the 30th minute of that video.
Source Salesforce via TIMN