I call BS, for example using IE 10 to open Facebook for the first time it takes 7 seconds for IE 10 to open Facebook, and Chrome or Firefox on the same Windows 8 Desktop PC is instant. Yes Windows 8 is faster at some things, but not often or by much to pay for the switch. With all the other problems it is a huge let down in performance. And errors are a nightmare as when Windows 8 crashes the user gets no indication in any why what the problem might be, very very bad error handling or no report at all. Bad design!!!!
It's curious how you only link to posts who evaluate the performance of Windows 8 versions prior to the RTM. You'd expect comparisons made with the RTM. Aren't such comparisons available?
[ Hi Rui, See last link in post for a more recent speed test. BRUNO]
Thanks for that one, Bruno.
wow I am very happy to read great news about windows 8 thanks :)
hi, it amazes me as to how people focus on speed rather than reliability and functionality of an operating system, i mean windows 8 might be fast but whats the point if it is difficult to use ( and it is )it really does nothing that windows 7 already does, why pay the cashcow ( microsoft )money for something that offers no real advantage over windows 7.
I've only upgraded my system to windows 8 and so far l'm very must impressed with its speed. It takes a lot of time to get used to metro tiles but I'm ok with it especially that my old programs run just fine which is important to me. Can't wait to try windows 8.1.
I agree. I've been using Windows 8 for about 6 months. I've noticed a huge speed increase. I don't need a start menu - let it go already.
In terms of gaming, have u noti ed speed increase?
It's called classic shell, or IObit windows 7 start menu. Now you have win 8 with win 7 start menu
My 2 cents - I think Windows 8 is much faster and better than Windows 7. My story - about 2 years ago I ended up with Windows 8 on a new (personal) Surface Pro and initially was put off by the change in the UI from Windows XP, which I had happily been using for years. About 6 months ago, I got a new laptop for work with Windows 7. It has a beefier CPU and RAM than my Windows 8 machine, but is slower for just about everything. Starting the Windows 7 machine (including from sleep) takes much longer than my Windows 8 (now 8.1) machine. Today I had to use my Windows 8.1 Surface Pro for work because I left the Windows 7 laptop at home. Everything I am doing today is smoother and faster than it had been on my Windows 7 laptop.