Faster is nice but ...
Posted Sep 20, 2003 8:00 UTC (Sat) by ressu
In reply to: Faster is nice but ...
Parent article: Boot Linux faster (IBM developerWorks)
"While we might tune a system for faster reboots which this technique,
it begs the main questions (why are we rebooting)."
There was a pretty good comment on slashdot on this, the main reason for rebooting seems to be that people who can't/don't want to keep their machines running 24/7 want to shut it down from time to time. This issue is the biggest with laptop users, who ofcourse can use suspended mode, but even that is out of the question in most cases.
ofcourse, i can't see the issue with boot times at all, i got used to my old P166 booting W2K, and it took somewhere around 15 mins from power on to reach usable state.
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