Saturday, November 01, 2008

I'm Not Getting any Younger

Some operating systems - I won't name names; you know who you are - are painfully slow to boot up. So much so, that for many people, their morning ritual includes (1) turn on the computer, (2) make coffee, (3) take a shower, and finally (4) do some work! Interestingly the 2nd generation MacBook Air - with a solid-state drive (SSD) boots up in 25 seconds. As SSD drives become cheaper and larger and start to replace traditional spinning hard drives, I think we're going to see a continued trend toward faster boot times - and hopefully increased productivity! Now if we could just streamline our bloated operating systems. Here's video of the Air booting:

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