Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 9th Sep 2011 15:17 UTC
Windows More news on Windows 8. This time around, Gabe Aul, a director of program management in Windows, blogged about the changes Microsoft has made to Windows 8's boot process. The results are impressive - a boot time not much slower than waking from sleep on current Windows 7 and Mac OS X machines. This is, of course, a vital component of getting Windows NT ready for tablets.
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RE[4]: Comment by krreagan
by manjabes on Tue 13th Sep 2011 16:33 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by krreagan"
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Meanwhile, on the exact same machine, the maximum time to boot Kubuntu 11.04 has been about 15 seconds.

Except when you happen to update your *buntu, after which your graphics driver is borked, sound driver needs to be reconfigured and Samba has gone bananas and needs to be tamed again.

Seriously, you sound like pretty precious Linux has NO kernel updates (that require a reboot and maybe recompiling a driver or two), no X updates (that require restarting X, a process equivalent to a reboot for any GUI-using user) and even if these updates happen (which they don't because it's Linux, which is by definition perfect) then they happen automagically and don't bork your KDE session or require a reboot.

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