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Whats the fastest booting os for browsing the internet?
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Asus Expressgate if using a compatible Asus motherboard.
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I have the gigabyte UD3P. I'm thinking the fastest os for me might be a Linux based but I'm not sure. But don't know if Linux would be compatible with this mobo?
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Originally Posted by RoboHobo View Post
I have the gigabyte UD3P. I'm thinking the fastest os for me might be a Linux based but I'm not sure. But don't know if Linux would be compatible with this mobo?
AFAIK Linuix is compatible w/ EVERYTHING! lol.

Linux probably would be fastest booting, yes. A SUPER stripped down Windows XP might work too. However, I've always noticed XP bog down on boot times the longer I've run it.
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Originally Posted by RoboHobo View Post
I have the gigabyte UD3P. I'm thinking the fastest os for me might be a Linux based but I'm not sure. But don't know if Linux would be compatible with this mobo?
Of course it is. The new filesystem (Ext4) is really fast. So, I suggest you download the latest Ubuntu release, format a drive with Ext4 and give it a whirl.
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I'm not sure whether this is relevent, but I remember hearing that there's this new thing coming out from Pheonix called "Hyperspace" its like an OS which acts as another layer to the BIOS (not exactly sure what that entails but its what the propaganda says) and uses some of the fancy properties of the newer intel chips to give a more-or-less instant boot into a simple OS for doing the smaller tasks like running a couple of programs, or checking email/browsing the web.

It runs alongside Windows, I think its designed for if you're in a rush and don't want all of your PC's functions on the go, you can press a button at startup to launch into Hyperspace and get your quick tasks done.

http://www.hyperspace.com/

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something like DSL (Damn Small Linux) or Puppy would be great i think.
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If you're looking for browsing don't go for a distribution like Ubuntu. It's rather heavy and takes up a lot of space for what you're looking for.

Try a distribution like antiX M8. It's MEPIS's little brother and boots in about a minute (with a single core and from an IDE HDD) including firing up a browser (less if you disable useless services and enable SLiM autologin).
Edited by MadCatMk2 - 6/27/09 at 3:57am
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I am wondering now that we are in 2012. What is the best "by the side Instant browsing OS" as a sidekick to Windows 7 installation?
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Almost any Linux distro will boot fast, Damn Small Linux is extremely small and quick to boot, I'd imagine that off an SSD, it would be (almost) instantaneous.
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