Linked by diegocg on Sun 13th May 2012 23:48 UTC
Linux Lennart Poettering, the author of systemd, has announced: "I just put a first version of a wiki document together that lists a couple of easy optimizations to get your boot times down to [less than] 2s. It also includes a list of suggested things to hack on to get even quicker boot-ups."
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RE[5]: Comment by Drumhellar
by gan17 on Mon 14th May 2012 04:19 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Drumhellar"
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I realize you're not being serious, but... That is not the same kind of functionality. Way too much stuff on Linux is tied to heavy desktop environments - networking and automatic power management in particular stand out.

Yes, it was mainly tongue-in-cheek as I understand most people don't like tilers, but I have to disagree with you on the networking and power-management. There's ceni, netcfg and good ol' wpasupplicant for networking and the glorious but little-known Linux-PHC undervolting (in combination with the usual cpufreq) which used to give me more juice than what the manufacturer stated on the box. I say "used to" because the battery is a bit old now, sadly. As far as I know, these work in almost any DE or WM, though not quite automated as what you might find in Gnome or KDE.

The only downside (for some people) is....

Getting this stuff working under a standalone WM tends to require extensive configuration or ugly, insecure hacks.

.... like you mentioned. You do need to spend a little time editing configs. No security implications that I've noticed (so far) though, but then again, Arch isn't exactly an OpenBSD rival on that front.

Oh, and some tilers come with systray functionality these days, so you can pretty much dock your nm or wicd or cpu-scaling applets there as well.

Apologies for going somewhat off-topic.

Edited 2012-05-14 04:25 UTC

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