Windows Vista to Boot in 2 to 3 seconds
I highly doubt they will ever be able to do this, but Microsoft is looking at speeding up the Vista boot time to around 2 to 3 seconds. Its a nice idea though, and if they improve boot speed, I am sure many people will be impressed. I am not one of those people though. I would happily wait two minutes for my system to boot if it was as solid as a rock, never crashed and could not be infected with viruses or any other malicious software, but that’s just me.
Fast On and Off: 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 data.