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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More boot time comments
by Phil on Mon 12th Jul 2004 14:08 UTC

I agree about wanting fast boot time. I really can't leave my PC on all the time; the three fans to keep the athlon XP and all the drives cool sound ridiculously loud when I'm trying to get to sleep.

Sadly, S3 suspend won't wake up on even my newest PC, which should be as ACPI compliant as any around. This might be a Linux issue, but I'm not sure as S1 works fine. Anyway, what I will try, and have some hope for, is Linux's own suspend to disk. I'm led to believe this is entirely OS code, so there shouldn't be any legacy issues. Unfortunately I have a useless hard disk in said PC, but it should be a reasonable test bed, then, if it works, the longest part of booting should be the POST.