Microsoft Vista boot time is 2-3 seconds? Uhh…

Microsoft is again making really bad claims saying:

A Windows Vista computer starts and shuts down as quickly and reliably as a television, typically within 2 to 3 seconds. Windows Vista processes login scripts and startup programs and services in the background so you can start working right away. You’ll also shut down and restart your computer less often by using the New Sleep state, a simple one-click on and off experience which not only reduces power consumption, but also delivers and protects user dat.

Now it’s not an actual “shut down” or “startup” but actually a hibernation. It’s also doing things in the background, just like in Windows 2000 and XP on bootup. What does this mean? The screen is up and pretty but it doesn’t really do you any good.

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