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 is slow to boot?
by Morgan on Mon 12th Jul 2004 19:25 UTC

How can you include BeOS in your commentary on slow boot times? It took BeOS r5 about 12 seconds to boot on my old PII/400 system, and now BeOSMAX 3.1 boots in about 8 seconds on my current system (AMD/1GHz). I can't think of another OS (other than DOS) that boots faster. These times are of course just the raw OS boot time and do not include the time the BIOS of the computer takes to start the OS (about 5-10 secs), but then you were complaining about OS boot times right? Have you ever used BeOS, or were you just throwing it in as another OS to trash?