A few users have described a problem with their Macs where upon loading the boot screen with the grey Apple, instead of showing the revolving indicator below the Apple logo the system will show a grey progress bar. In some cases the system will boot normally once the progress bar completes, but in others the system will turn off about half-way through the progress bar.… Read more
The race to faster boot times is on.
MontaVista, an embedded Linux company based in Santa Clara, Calif., said Tuesday its latest system is able to boot in one second and released a video that shows a vehicle dashboard system going from cold boot into a "fully operational" state in that time.
The one-second timing may not be directly translatable to a desktop Linux OS environment, however, because booting a full-fledged OS requires additional drivers and processes to be launched.
Intel's Netbook Linux OS, Moblin, is also eyeing fast boot times. The chipmaker recently partnered with Phoenix … Read more