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    10 second Windows Boot!

    Oh wow, came across this and thought it is an interesting concept. 10 second Windows 7 boot:

    http://gizmodo.com/5367958/phoenixs-...-in-10-seconds

    Seems limited to laptops, but I'm wondering if this kind of concept can be used on the existing hardware that most of us have. Maybe like on my Jetway J7F2WE2G =D

    In addition to the POST which seems to be instantaneous, Im wondering how they managed to get Windows 7 to load up so fast after POST. I know it's SSD, but wow, I cant even get my XP boot to be that fast using an OCZ Summit SSD.

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    win7 boots pretty fast out of the box...idk if you've had a chance to play with it yet but i would say thats a typical startup time.

    That instant on bios is pretty impressive though...even if it does fall into the "duh they should have done it sooner" category.

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    Cool.

    Ubuntu 9.10 boots in 5s: http://arstechnica.com/open-source/r...ons-arrive.ars

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    Silly Kev, you don't even realize this isn't about windows, but it's about the bios.
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    Quote Originally Posted by malcom2073 View Post
    Silly Kev, you don't even realize this isn't about windows, but it's about the bios.
    wat's a "by-osss"?
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    My Jetway has a Phoenix BIOS, so it would be awesome if they started to release some sort of BIOS update with this new feature. Or maybe someone in the future will reverse engineer it =)

    Im not too concerned about Windows load times, but if they can significantly decrease the BIOS POST time, that would greatly reduce hibernation times as a result. Impressive that Ubuntu can boot so much faster, but for my purposes, I see Windows as far superior to Linux. Not planning on switching anytime soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nobb View Post
    Impressive that Ubuntu can boot so much faster
    Ubuntu claims the next version will boot that fast....if you read the article their tests yielded a 22second average startup time

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    Quote Originally Posted by justchat_1 View Post
    Ubuntu claims the next version will boot that fast....if you read the article their tests yielded a 22second average startup time
    yes, but there is a boot-chart that proves one of the devs got a 5 sec startup.

    But yeah, we don't know what hardware this person was testing on or what tweaks he made to make it boot that fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nobb View Post
    Impressive that Ubuntu can boot so much faster, but for my purposes, I see Windows as far superior to Linux. Not planning on switching anytime soon.
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    Just my opinion, but Ive tried some Linux front ends and they offer no where near the level of refinement that Windows front ends like Road Runner and Centrafuse currently provide. Doesnt matter to me if it indeed offers more functionality if it takes me a week of researching and troubleshooting just to get it to do something I want. Much rather to just install and go. I dont mind sacrificing some performance or load time in exchange for a better looking and usable interface, but of course the more we can cut load times, the better our carpcs can feel like to being an OEM radio.

    In addition to the BIOS optimization, surely something must have been done on the OS side of things. I tried Tiny7 on my SSD, and even that is no where as fast as Windows 7 in that video.

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