I found this article interesting. The power management slides could be retitled “what Linux has done in the last three years”. So windows 7 didn’t ship with a dynamic timer tick ? Surprising. Linux isn’t perfect when it comes to power management, but we’re a lot better than we were, and it’s interesting to see Windows now planning on using some of the same innovations.
The ‘fast startup’ slides are interesting too. The ‘logoff & hibernate’ is the only real ‘new’ feature there afaics. It’s interesting to see terms used that have become passe in Linux like ‘cache prefetching’ and ‘parallel startup’.