Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th Jul 2004 08:45 UTC
Editorial This article describes some of my annoyances in computing. If you had any problems reading this article, then skip this one. It will only be a waste of your time. There are a lot of annoying things in the wonderful world of computing. Of course, nothing is perfect, but that doesn't mean we are not allowed to complain and scream and throw our keyboards at our monitors when yet another irritation pops up.
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Boot UP Speed.
by Harald on Mon 12th Jul 2004 11:39 UTC

I suggest RiscOS - The OS is stored in a ROM module on the Motherboard. (Module based upgrades are possible by storing modules on the HardDrive)

OS is manly loaded from ROM wich is VERY fast. I belive at least less than 5 secounds from Power ON until you are redy to go on a RiscPC with 233 Mhz StrongARM...

Other than this I totally aggree with you on the boot loader issue.. You get answers like "Boot into Linux Rescue mode and fix it.. " As the author writes, for someone experienced this is no problem. BUT.. I work in a Support Department with people that know stuff about computers but never used anything but Windows. They will not be able to fix that boot loader.. (Maby after some extra action they would make it)

I do not have a lot of confidence in my coworkers do I? ;)