Your logic is not wrong at all. The prefetch is just a one of the many gimmicks that MS shows off to make it seem the best thing. You must how noticed the accelerators in IE8 (http://bit.ly/5QtpG
). How many of us use them? And are they really accelerators? For example, the email accelerator just takes you to your email provider - but still ppl think that IE8 is gr8. Your email client is more faster than those accelerators.
Same logic with prefetch: Showing off something that is not really useful. Logically thinking, it is an added process to further slow down the functioning of machines with lower memory.
Another similar process is the Settings Transfer Wizard. It never worked for me. Neither did the Windows default Backup in System Tools.
Software Biz also needs to show off as with anything. Anything claiming to offer more - sells more.
Microsoft is not the same as it used to be. With Allen cornered and Gates surrounded with stupid advisors, they are ruining a hard built company (The complete story of MS minus its negatives: http://bit.ly/rmj47)
. I was surprised to see that IE is not their own product nor was Basic. They did work on Basic but IE, they literally stole it from a third party vendor.
Guess, m going off-topic.
Keep me posted... would like to hear more on MS issues that are growing day by day.
Signed: Sunday, October 18, 2009, 11:35:27 AM IST