Windows operating system
If you put Windows 7 vs Windows 8 operating systems side by side and switch them on together, you can see that Windows 8 will sprint to the finish line while booting and Windows 7 just loses the competition. However, if you burden Windows 8 with large number of apps that consume high chunks of memory, then the startup time may delay a little bit.
Use sleep mode
While using Windows 8, users are more encouraged to use the Sleep Mode rather than opting for the default Shut Down option which users are so fond of in operating systems like Windows 7, Windows Vista etc.
Better prediction time
While moving files, Windows 8 makes a better prediction of the time that the process would take. The prediction of time is very important for users as they will require knowing how long they have to be patient for the moving process to be complete.
The Geekbench 2.3
Geekbench 2.3 that is from Primate Labs performs a large number of tests. The tests include text compression, memory stream test, image sharpen and blur etc. Subtests consist of multithread and solo thread programs. Normalization of the results is done properly.
Windows 8 is quicker
By running 64 bit and 32 bit tests thrice in Geekbench, the average of the operating systems were carefully noted. The changes were very negligible, in fact no change at all. However, it was rather surprising to note that the Windows 8 test version was reasonably quicker instead of making the benchmark operations lag.
better boot time for Windows 8
Comparing video rending in Windows 7 vs Windows 8, Windows 8 had a slightly better advantage. On the two operating systems, video encoding was performed by Windows Live Movie Maker. The exact 2-minute movie clip was used and the conversion to video resolution of 720p at a bandwidth of 12.26 was done. The time was greatly reduced to 1 minute 11 seconds from 1 minute 22 seconds.
In the end, the comparisons of Windows 7 vs Windows 8 show that the better operating system in terms of booting, video rendering and performance turns out to be Windows 8. Even though it suffers from certain hiccups regarding the usability front and Windows 7 is way more superior in terms of ease of use, Windows 8 possesses a slightly better edge which makes it the clear winner.
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