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I'm looking for an OS that has the shortest boot time. The only thing the computer will be doing is playing movies and maybe surfing the net. Load time is the top priority so if I have to forgo surfing the net for shorter boot time, I'll take it.

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Damn Small linux
Edited by Deth V - 2/18/09 at 5:35pm
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Boot times usually vary on the machine. I love how Windows 7 boots on mine. Less than 20 seconds and I'm there.
    
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Puppy linux from a flash drive.

Fastest I've ever used.
    
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Yeah. You could try damn small linux.

Almost any distro of linux could be faster than the other as long as you can configure it right.

Maybe try a light gentoo distro
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raptor drive
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Dos.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by skywarp00 View Post
raptor drive
You do know that is a hard drive not an operating system.
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I'm gonna put a vote in for some kind of linux distro, puppy or DSL. It's all in how you configure them really. My laptop has fedora's encrypted filesystem, so it takes like 2 mins to boot, lol.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Deth V View Post
You do know that is a hard drive not an operating system.
Well I think hes saying that a faster hard drive can also help.

I could see maybe intalling a light distro on a SSD or flash drive for faster speeds as well.
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