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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BeOS Boot Time Illusion
by Zan Lynx on Mon 12th Jul 2004 14:15 UTC

BeOS seemed to boot fast, but it was an illusion. All it did was get the graphics system running first. Try to actually do something, and you had to wait.

You can get the same effect in Linux if you arrange your boot scripts to start X first.

Windows XP also does this sort of thing. Services are still starting up in the background while the login screen is displayed.