This is the first in a series of posts I will be calling Windows 8 user scenarios.
The idea is, I will write about a possible scenario and how I see Windows 8 playing in it. You get to say yay or nay in the comments section (this is a blog after all)
The first one is PC startup time.
Here’s how this should play.
- A user sits down in front of his or her Windows 8 PC
- They turn on the computer
- No more than 10 seconds later (possibly faster) they have a username and password prompt on the screen.
- They type in their username and password and are taken immediately into the primary OS
- Primary OS: Everything a user will need to get started – Browser, Office Suite, Mail, Notepad and 2 or 3 selected applications: These load immediately.
- Secondary OS: Everything else.
- The rest of the apps load with the Secondary OS in the background over time.
Note to Windows 8 Development Team!
It’s time for Microsoft to build an intelligent operating system. If I have been on my operating system and havent used a feature in 3 months, maybe it shouldn’t be loaded into memory at startup.
Maybe services that dont get used within 2 weeks should be automatically shut down and the operating system should be continuously learning about what it’s owner is doing?
If most people check email, use a browser and Microsoft Office, maybe my PC should 100% be dedicated to optimizing those 3 programs?
What do you guys think?