"Boot time is definitely a plus for this little machine. If
you've ever used a Windows-based laptop, you've probably suffered
through boot time creep. With every new application and driver you
load you'll see the time from hitting the power button to a useful
computer slowly creep up. The ZaReason Terra A20 goes from power on
to login screen in a snappy 45 seconds. Type in your user name and
password and you can be doing useful work in another 10 seconds.
That's not too shabby for a hard disk-based computer.
"Ubuntu Netbook Remix uses a screen-heavy approach to launching
applications or accessing specific file locations. This works
really well on a screen with a relatively small amount of real
estate. Similar applications are grouped together under wide
buttons. Clicking on one of these buttons presents icons for each
individual application in the middle area of the screen. It seems
to work better than the traditional Ubuntu desktop on the smaller