Demoed at PDC .... SuperFetch and USB memory sticks.
SuperFetch is a new technology in Windows Vista that makes loading programs faster. It basically works out ahead of time what DLLs etc... are loaded ... and pre-fetchs them. At least that is how i understand it 🙂
Now ... SuperFetch means that you need somewhere to stick that pre-fetched cache of DLLs etc... SO ... you could do this with main memory. HOWEVER ... in Vista if you plug in a USB stick ... Vista will be able to utilise this memory for the SuperFetch cache!!!
Now that is cool! Who says we dont innovate!