For those who remember the iconic Windows 95 boot splash screen and its evolution, I noticed some sad news. Windows 8 doesn’t seem to have a boot splash screen (only a custom OEM screen or POST screen). I remember the old days of customizing the boot screen to match my desktop theme and I miss it.

However, here is some crazy information. The video Microsoft showed has Windows 8 booting unbelievably fast. So much so that I compare it to the Windows Phone 7 and Windows 8 is much quicker! A full desktop OS booting faster than a mobile OS is impressive.

I did not compare it to that of an iPad but I’m sure Windows 8 will be as quick if not faster.