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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CF doesn't improve boottime, what are you smoking???
by dpi on Mon 12th Jul 2004 16:25 UTC

"1) Cut off irrelevant services enabled at boot time. Use an OS which does this by default.
2) Keep the OS running and go to the toilet after you did that 1 per month reboot.
3) Get yourself a faster HDD, architecture.
4) Get yourself a nice CF to boot off.

Complete nonsense."

Ofcourse a different architecture, as you said (my option 3), is also an option. So actually you say my 4 solutions are complete nonsense while just after that you argument what i say on point 3? For example an Amiga would boot much faster than Windows XP.

Anyway, according to you CF doesn't help. Well LOL because a CF uses the same technology as (E)(E)PROM -- also used in eg Amiga, Acorn. THOSE parts were important in the effort to lower boottime (ofcourse there are disadvantages as well). I challenge you to point out your benchmarks which proof point 4 is nonsense. My observations, theory certainly did not proof it is nonsense. Quite the contrary.

Yet another option on Linux-only is to put a LinuxBIOS or OpenBIOS as replacement of the proprietary BIOS. It improves the boottime between BIOS and bootloader from X seconds to 1 second. Finally, who in their "objective mind" is _directly_ comparing Longhorn (alpha-stage OS which comes out in 2006 or something) with an old OS, arch from the early 90's?

The conclusion is that there are both hard- and software based options available which improve the boottime.