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post #11 of 35
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Originally Posted by lin2dev View Post

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.

Thats what I figured. I was wondering if there were any comparatives / benchmarks and/ or recommendations on which are the best?
post #12 of 35
Woah, necro. Here am I still.

I can't swear by their boot times, but any lightweight distribution should do - especially if one's willing to spend a few minutes slimming it down even more. Puppy, Crunchbang, Archbang, SalineOS come to mind.
Maybe there's some netbook-oriented distribution that would do even better with boot times.
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He is not asking for boot time if he was he should just get an ssd. Internet browsing tends to be limited by your internet connection a fast pc on the same internet connection should browse about the same on all os provided you are not using a cluttered browser. What kept me from still using linux was the fact that netflix and runescape would not work.
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post #14 of 35
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Originally Posted by Fatalrip View Post

He is not asking for boot time if he was he should just get an ssd. Internet browsing tends to be limited by your internet connection a fast pc on the same internet connection should browse about the same on all os provided you are not using a cluttered browser. What kept me from still using linux was the fact that netflix and runescape would not work.

I'd like to check for FAST BOOTING / INSTANT ON OSes without an SSD.
post #15 of 35
One word: SplashTop

Quite a number of laptops manufacturers (eg ASUS) ship their models with SplashTop pre-installed in firmware.
post #16 of 35
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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/


Schnazzy.

This requires a monthly subscription unlike a one time purchase. Boots fast though!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-nlQVsSfdc&feature=relmfu
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Fastest OS i've ever booted into was Linux Mint 9 and 10 and can easily open chromium or firefox almost instantly upon OS startup.
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post #19 of 35
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Mandriva InstantOn
http://store.mandriva.com/product_info.php?products_id=484&cPath=149

10 seconds isn't "instant on". Also, it's slower than SplashTop (aka Express Gate)
post #20 of 35
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10 seconds isn't "instant on". Also, it's slower than SplashTop (aka Express Gate)

True, but $15 for it is a lot less than $150-$200 for a mother board.

and to tell the truth it's only 10 seconds if you run it from SSD, more like 20 seconds from a regular HDD. And that is still after bios post.

Nothing will beat something that is set up as part of the bios, but it is an option, and still faster the any other distro smile.gif
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