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Fast booting OS.

Postby khsbenny on Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:34 pm

Are there any good, stable fast booting OS's out there?

I just need it to have web browser (with flash) and an IM client for MSN.

Would be better if it worked on a small 2-4gb partition and would have a boot up time of under 10 seconds?

Thanks, Ben.
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Re: Fast booting OS.

Postby GoustiFruit on Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:48 pm

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Re: Fast booting OS.

Postby khsbenny on Mon Sep 28, 2009 3:05 pm

GoustiFruit wrote:Presto ?
http://www.prestomypc.com/


Looks perfect but I would prefer free and open source. Finding linux mint made me realise that great things can be free.

EDIT: Seems to be a windows application anyway. I wont be able to install on Mint.
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Re: Fast booting OS.

Postby DrHu on Mon Sep 28, 2009 3:22 pm

http://www.howtoforge.com/creating-usb- ... unetbootin
http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/
--whichever one you prefer, they will all run mostly at the same speed from a USB device..

http://www.linuxlinks.com/Distributions ... ributions/
--Linux on a stick (USB)

You will also want a persistent one (or do you), that saves your session data

Or you could use a small Linux distribution, like puppy
http://www.puppylinux.org/
http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/
http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/cd.html
--if you want to go small and custom..
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Re: Fast booting OS.

Postby lagagnon on Mon Sep 28, 2009 3:34 pm

Tiny Core Linux.
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Re: Fast booting OS.

Postby khsbenny on Mon Sep 28, 2009 3:37 pm

lagagnon wrote:Tiny Core Linux.


No wifi support :( Only cable. Im on a laptop.
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Re: Fast booting OS.

Postby lagagnon on Mon Sep 28, 2009 3:57 pm

Ahhh well, you didn't state that in your original post.
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Re: Fast booting OS.

Postby Nicki on Mon Sep 28, 2009 4:07 pm

You could try Mandriva InstantOn: http://www2.mandriva.com/instanton/
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Re: Fast booting OS.

Postby khsbenny on Mon Sep 28, 2009 4:28 pm

Nicki wrote:You could try Mandriva InstantOn: http://www2.mandriva.com/instanton/


Just what Im looking for but is there a download link?
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Re: Fast booting OS.

Postby Nicki on Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:42 am

No, as you can see in the link, you have to contact them. And it's a fast OS, as you wanted. OK?
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Re: Fast booting OS.

Postby optimize me on Tue Sep 29, 2009 1:52 am

I, too, would like an OS that boots fast.

It should work out-of-the-box with any and all hardware ever made, go from power-on to desktop in 3.3 seconds, be totally free, be easy for someone else to find for me, should download itself and self-install in my computer without my ever having to read any information or documentation, and should be easy to use.

Also, when I rub my laptop, a genie should appear (in less than 2 seconds, preferably) and grant me three wishes.
AMD Phenom II X6 1045T 2.8GHz 8GB DDR3 RAM ATI Radeon HD6970
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Re: Fast booting OS.

Postby Nicki on Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:36 am

Well optimize me, but shouldn't that kind of OS be out of date very soon? I should prefered an OS that could start quicklier than my thought and do everything that I am thinking on. I want to get rid of the keyboard and screen also. :D
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Re: Fast booting OS.

Postby lagagnon on Tue Sep 29, 2009 11:41 am

I think that the Mandriva InstantOn is one of those Linux firmwares that gets flashed to a chip and preceedes BIOS in the newfangled motherboards. I do not believe it is a standard downloadable and installable distro.
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Re: Fast booting OS.

Postby Nicki on Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:30 pm

Well, thanks for your information.
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