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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
Hardly. I can boot Arch in under 10 seconds (it takes less than 10 seconds for me to boot from GRUB to an unoptimised KDE4 desktop in Arch running on an SSD - so would be considerably less if I actually streamlined it). Plus Arch is free.

So I really don't think 10 seconds is particularly fast - and 20 seconds is actually rather slow in my opinion.
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Joli OS is a lightweight Linux Distro that runs on ANYTHING pretty much, and it is extremely quick. Great selection of apps, also. I'd highly recommend it.
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If you just want to browse and your hardware is right you could try chromeOS. My chromebook boots to log in. In 8 seconds or less. That 8 second from when I push the on button not just the OS alone.

The downside is getting it on a non google device is a little un-intuitive and not all hardware is supported but if you have the patience its the best "browsing" OS.

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Joli OS is a lightweight Linux Distro that runs on ANYTHING pretty much, and it is extremely quick. Great selection of apps, also. I'd highly recommend it.

I give the thumbs up to the netbook style Linux OSs, Joli OS (Jolicloud) and Ubuntu Netbook Remix. You want to go from complete power down to complete power on with browsing ASAP, then there are faster options if you're willing to put in some time. I nod to these because of their sleep function. Instantaneous (as in right the heck now, blink done) power on to immediate browsing right where you left off when you closed the lid of your laptop, and the power they use during sleep is next to nothing. Linux is not like windows, as in it does not need to be powered off EVER. I let my netbook sit on sleep, unplugged for 3 months, pop the lid open and its used maybe 10% battery life and is still on the same webpage.

Also, for those who keep screaming necro from old pages, post-flame-small.gif-off, as this means people are using the search functions like they are supposed to, and kudos to them!
    
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post #25 of 35
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Originally Posted by cavallino View Post

If you just want to browse and your hardware is right you could try chromeOS. My chromebook boots to log in. In 8 seconds or less. That 8 second from when I push the on button not just the OS alone.
The downside is getting it on a non google device is a little un-intuitive and not all hardware is supported but if you have the patience its the best "browsing" OS.
Sent from my Transformer TF101 using Tapatalk 2

I second ChromeOS for just browsing. Boots right into the browser in under 10 seconds.
post #26 of 35
I wasnt around but the search continued smile.gif I am going to be testing a bunch -
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Originally Posted by Plan9 View Post

One word: SplashTop

Quite a number of laptops manufacturers (eg ASUS) ship their models with SplashTop pre-installed in firmware.
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Originally Posted by Jakeey802 View Post

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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Originally Posted by Plan9 View Post

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

SplashTop seems to have closed shop and moved on to other products. I searched on their site and all over and could not find an ISO to download and try out.

If anyone's got copies somewhere, I'd love to get a copy from you to try out. I wouldnt mind trying out Hyperspace as well.
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Originally Posted by Boinz View Post

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.

I tried a recent LinuxMint and it was not this fast. Should I be going to OLDER LIGHTER versions of Linux?
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Originally Posted by Plan9 View Post

Hardly. I can boot Arch in under 10 seconds (it takes less than 10 seconds for me to boot from GRUB to an unoptimised KDE4 desktop in Arch running on an SSD - so would be considerably less if I actually streamlined it). Plus Arch is free.

So I really don't think 10 seconds is particularly fast - and 20 seconds is actually rather slow in my opinion.

Hmm.. I've heard and read this customizability and build from scratch thing of Arch and am guessing it could be an option- But, when I have time to work on it.
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Originally Posted by OliverGw View Post

Joli OS is a lightweight Linux Distro that runs on ANYTHING pretty much, and it is extremely quick. Great selection of apps, also. I'd highly recommend it.

I've downloaded JoliOS and will be trying it out. Not sure if I got the right FAST BOOTing version.
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Originally Posted by cavallino View Post

If you just want to browse and your hardware is right you could try chromeOS. My chromebook boots to log in. In 8 seconds or less. That 8 second from when I push the on button not just the OS alone.

The downside is getting it on a non google device is a little un-intuitive and not all hardware is supported but if you have the patience its the best "browsing" OS.

Sent from my Transformer TF101 using Tapatalk 2
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Originally Posted by himynamesnoah View Post

I second ChromeOS for just browsing. Boots right into the browser in under 10 seconds.

That's an experiment to try out as well smile.gif
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Originally Posted by StupidMonkey View Post

I give the thumbs up to the netbook style Linux OSs, Joli OS (Jolicloud) and Ubuntu Netbook Remix. You want to go from complete power down to complete power on with browsing ASAP, then there are faster options if you're willing to put in some time. I nod to these because of their sleep function. Instantaneous (as in right the heck now, blink done) power on to immediate browsing right where you left off when you closed the lid of your laptop, and the power they use during sleep is next to nothing. Linux is not like windows, as in it does not need to be powered off EVER. I let my netbook sit on sleep, unplugged for 3 months, pop the lid open and its used maybe 10% battery life and is still on the same webpage.

Also, for those who keep screaming necro from old pages, post-flame-small.gif-off, as this means people are using the search functions like they are supposed to, and kudos to them!

Do elaborate on the above. Yes, I was looking to find existing discussions and add to it/ update it so that the previous knowledge is not lost or broken up. All together.
post #27 of 35
Never understood the fascination with fast boots when you have suspend and resume.
post #28 of 35
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Originally Posted by CaptainBlame View Post

Never understood the fascination with fast boots when you have suspend and resume.
hybernation takes up too much space for those of us that have a ssd in our system, and there are tons of people like me who have there overclock set so high that sleep mode doesnt recover right 100% of the time,
post #29 of 35
Well I didn't say anything about hibernation, but if your overclock interferes with suspend and resume then you really don't have a stable overclock.
post #30 of 35
its not the overclock thats unstable, because i have been running the same overclock for years without a problem, its more the fact of having the voltage as high as I do that prevents resuming, but thats off topic, has anyone decided what the single fastest booting os is yet?
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