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developerWorks: Boot Linux Faster

Sep 23, 2003, 07:00 (31 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Hunt)

[ Thanks to Idean for this link. ]

"Although undoubtedly an excellent system, a common criticism of Linux--voiced particularly by those from a Microsoft Windows background--is that it takes a long time between pressing the 'on' button and actually being able to use a Linux system. In essence, their argument goes, Linux takes a long time to boot.

"Although simple to understand, the technique I present here for speeding the boot process requires careful implementation; my hope is that Linux distributions will adopt this technique and users will be spared the configuration task. But if you're feeling adventurous, read on..."

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