"Following a poll in last week's IT Manager Update newsletter, a
number of readers have written in with their tips and opinions
about dual booting Linux and Windows operating systems.
"Sam Johnston, director at Australian Online Solutions, said
that he supports anything which helps with the introduction of
Linux into businesses. 'Having just wasted 15 minutes of my day
trying to reactivate Office XP Professional after moving to a RAID
boot disk I certainly appreciate the freedom OSS offers,' Johnston
"Johnston believes that the startup process still takes way too
long, especially at the BIOS stage, which he finds annoying given
that most of the work done by the BIOS is redone by the PnP
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