Windows 8 seems to be starting up fast. But Windows 7 starts also very fast without any program installed. But now I have 128 programs on my computer and the start up time is decreased. I wonder if that’s the case for Windows 8 also. Every year a newer operating system is good for Windows (money!) and the problem is good drivers for the software I am running. Some software will not be installed because of a lack of Windows 7 drivers, such as a lot of SDR radio's software. Though, I am always curious for a new and fast operating system. But the lack of drivers keeps me aloof for the time being. I must admit that the interface looks great.
I heard 2 stations on 15 meter last night. I work TA1FA Can from Istanbul and 5B/RN3QO (Cyprus) with 5 watt CW. On 20 meter I worked EA6NB from the Balearic Islands.
Have a nice weekend, hopefully not too much geomagnetic storms.
My QSO with UA3ICN with JT65A, I did miss a QSO with an Armenian Station EK3GM...