developerWorks: Boot Linux Faster
Sep 23, 2003, 07:00 (31 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Hunt)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
[ 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..."