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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RE: BeOS Boot Time Illusion
by rain on Mon 12th Jul 2004 14:25 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 have never used BeOS right?
The GUI is the last thing that will appear in the boot process. There is no illusion there.

It is however an illusion that BeOS is a lot faster than other OSs. That has to do with the responsiveness which is a whole lot better than on the other systems.

And no, you can't really get the same effect on linux by just editing the bootscripts.
Btw, KDE takes longer to start than what BeOS takes to boot on this box. Now that is annoying.