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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by escapenguin on Mon 12th Jul 2004 20:52 UTC

I was amazed at how long Mandrake 10.0 takes to boot, but it basically boiled down to: if i want my system to boot faster, I have to build a kernel that loads exactly what hardware drivers I need...with no hotplugging.

As a result, my Gentoo 2004 install with the 2.4.20-gaming kernel boots in less than 30 seconds. It's not instant-on, but it's a start... I guess that's not too bad for a 650mhz Duron.