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Probably not a huge deal.
But I really wish my Garmin GPS unit would boot up quicker. It's kind of annoying that by the time it's started up and gotten a satellite lock, I can be halfway to my destination. :)
LinuxCon: A tale of two bootcharts
Posted Aug 30, 2010 22:57 UTC (Mon) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
My grandmother (92) carries a cell phone for emergancy use only, it's turned off unless she needs to make a call.
In an emergancy, I could very easily see a 1-minute boot time being critical.
now the phone she uses isn't a smartphone, but the point is that just because you leave your phone on all the time to receive incoming calls, doesn't mean that everyone will, and for those that don't, the boot time is significant.
on my laptop I don't care much about boot time, but that's because I so seldom turn it off, it goes from external power at home to external power in my turck to external power at the destination...
I don't use suspend, but I don't boot it more than once every couple of months.
Posted Aug 31, 2010 4:20 UTC (Tue) by jcm (subscriber, #18262)
Posted Aug 31, 2010 4:26 UTC (Tue) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
Linux on Grandma's phone
Posted Aug 31, 2010 17:04 UTC (Tue) by dmarti (subscriber, #11625)
Posted Sep 3, 2010 21:13 UTC (Fri) by roelofs (guest, #2599)
Ditto, but at least it has an excuse: the world has changed every time it boots. (AFAIK, the long lock time is due to it trying different antenna configurations in order to optimize overall signal strength from the current spread of satellites. Changing its orientation while it's doing that can seriously slow it down, btw...)
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