Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Sep 2012 19:36 UTC
Apple I bought a brand new iMac on Tuesday. I'm pretty sure this will come as a surprise to some, so I figured I might as well offer some background information about this choice - maybe it'll help other people who are also pondering what to buy as their next computer.
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lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity desktop also boots to fully loaded desktop in 3.5 seconds on my system. Ubuntu has always been (at least for the last few years) very fast at booting, even on a standard hard drive.

Good to know Windows is making progress though.


Windows has always been pretty fast at booting unless you let every application start at boot.

Anyway do people still reboot, I put my PC in hibernate, probably don't reboot for months. Give me a shout when that works in linux flawlessly.

Why can't Linux users keep their mouths shut about their choice of OS?

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moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Why can't Linux users keep their mouths shut about their choice of OS?


Because some people need a pat on their back to assure them they made the right choice. ;)

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Why can't Linux users keep their mouths shut about their choice of OS?


This seems to be a problem for Windows users too.

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

"Why can't Linux users keep their mouths shut about their choice of OS?


This seems to be a problem for Windows users too.
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To be honest it applies to iOS users, OSX users, Windows users, Android users, Linux users...

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bassbeast Member since:
2007-11-11

Nice to know I'm not the only one that goes "Booting? Why?" because i haven't booted in ages, even my little EEE with a HDD wakes at around 20 seconds and that is with a lousy 5400RPM HDD. I can't wait until after the holidays when I'm gonna grab one of those after XMas sale 128Gb SSDs and drop into it, I'm sure it'll be amazing.

I tried Linux for over 5 years before finally giving up, everything is just too much in flux, from the DEs to the subsystems it seems like every other day somebody on a dev team tweaks something and causes breakage on updates. My XP box in the shop has been running for 8 years now, 3 service packs and who knows how many patches and not a single broken driver, not one,whereas every time I turned around some dev was tweaking something that killed Pulse or trashed my WiFi under Linux.

Really wish it weren't so, especially with the trainwreck that is Win 8 coming out this month, but even as lousy as Win 8 is at least you can update without breakage. maybe in 5 years they'll finally settle down and stop the constant fiddling with the guts in Linux...nah.

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Did you try distros which actually have a goal of that stability, predictability, dependability, decade-long support, and such? (I imagine you don't want to pay for RHEL ...but there's always CentOS or Scientific Linux, for example)

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