Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Oct 2010 20:51 UTC
Google Interesting little digging from TechCrunch's MG Siegler: as it turns out, Google's Chrome OS is nearing completion. The company is currently testing a release candidate build, and has reiterated that devices running Chrome OS will arrive later this year.
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RE[8]: "use cases" for Chrome OS
by ricegf on Fri 15th Oct 2010 11:01 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: "use cases" for Chrome OS"
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"At later boot, if there's no change in system configuration..."

There's the kicker, no? How do you know there's no change in system configuration until you've fully scanned the system configuration?

I believe it was the ill-fated Lindows distribution that used to ask the user during boot if anything had changed, as in "Press ESC to scan hardware" or something (been a loooong time). It booted pretty fast, but of course, only at the very high cost of trusting the end user.

You might also be interested in the generic discussion of fast boot strategies at

Best wishes on your coding work toward finding even faster boot strategies. It's part of the joy of open source, as they say. ;-)

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