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According to Gulli News, Windows 8 will not shut down completely, but keep a memory image which is then loaded to RAM, to improve the speed of the startup. This reminds me of a quote regarding Smalltalk:

I always show this, when asked by C/C++ programmers, as a typing in of "Hello, World!," preferably into an empty Transcript pane. And then I save the image. Loading the program subsequently brings up: "Hello, World!" Individuals will quibble over this relentlessly, saying, "It's not the same!" I can only agree that it's not the same, but that was my point about the languages and their environments in the first place.

Has a bit of Smalltalk's philosophy reached the practical world?