Linked by Tony Steidler-Dennison on Wed 30th Jul 2008 18:54 UTC
Linux "On those infrequent occasions when you need to reboot Linux, you may find that the process takes longer than you'd like. Jack Wallen shares a number of tricks you can use to reduce boot times." While these tips are intended to shorten Linux boot times, some can also increase the security of your system. Speed and security in ten tips, both well-known and obscure.
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Rare occasions?
by hornett on Wed 30th Jul 2008 20:11 UTC
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Undoubtedly I will be downvoted for saying this, but I'm getting really tired of blanket statements like "Linux rarely needs to be rebooted" at the start of articles like this.

Frankly it's a myth for most desktop Linux users, and server boot times don't really mean much anyway.

Every time you update a kernel, or graphics drivers in Linux, you have to reboot and, since suspend doesn't seem to work anymore you have to shut down everytime you pop to the office with your laptop*. If you don't install the kernel security updates then you might as well run one of those other 'insecure' operating systems anyway.

* I have 4 different laptops currently with Linux installed, none resume reliably from suspend or hibernate.

The main content of the article is useful, however!

/rant ;-)

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