Hmmm...I suppose with UEFI, POST could be different now, but I'm curious what they would do to reduce the time from 30 seconds to basically 0 even if that is the case.
POST alone takes like 30 seconds. How can you possibly be doing a cold boot if you're skipping that?
And just FYI, Windows 8.1 Pro cold boots in about 8 seconds on my laptop, coming out of hibernation takes about 5 seconds and waking from sleep is instant.
I'll believe this voodoo incantation when I actually see it. Do you have an SSD?
Making fun of HURD plumbs whole new depths of the phrase "beating a dead horse"...HURD is more like the horse that was beaten within a few inches of its life, all of its legs were nonfunctional and its skin was rotting, but it still managed to drag itself across the finish line by its teeth, a mile away and a whole year later, but all the spectators have long since left.
And has been stuck at 11.x.y.z for the 27 after that...
I guess the main question keeping me from moving to Mint right away is...does Mint MATE/Cinnamon support Emerald? I'm not really aware of other easy-to-use themers available for Linux.
How I wish I hadn't already commented on this article...
We could have simply modified X.
From what I've heard, there is nothing whatsoever "simple" about modifying X. Something about only 4 or so people on the planet understanding how the mangled internals work...
Yeah, that's a good point. I was thinking of an ideal situation that would presumably never happen.
Unfortunately playing Flash videos in VLC on stock Ubuntu installs still suffers from this from time to time. I should know; it happens to me.
yea i just serviced a windows 8 box that was infected.
I really hope you used a condom...
BlueSoleil and GlovePie? You're sure these are Windows programs?!
All the crazy names that give you no hint whatsoever what the program is for are supposed to be reserved for Linux!
Y'know, like those desktop sidebar widgets in Vista...oh wait, they killed those. I mean, like the new pseudo-Awesomebar hover functionality in 7 (I've forgotten what the hell marketing term they gave to it)...oh wait, they killed that, too (or at least superceded it from the sounds of things).
But I'm sure Windows 8 apps are going to stick around! It'll be different this time, we swear!
Well, for one thing the Windows "fast startup" doesn't involve **actually shutting it down** (it's a "hybrid hibernate" sort of thing that involves a hibernation file, then restoring when you "start up"). I have a harder time believing that the Linux guys have been lying to us about startup.
Wikipedia has a number of interesting articles where the pilot stopped responding, the flight crossed a fair portion of the continental U.S., and eventually ran out of fuel and crashed. The presumption is that they had a loss of cabin pressure, which if it happens slowly can render you incapable of salvaging the situation before you realize it's happening.
Or it left the radius of the radar? An early part of the flight path is over open ocean, but I'm not aware of what the range is on those things. Not to mention, would Vietnam/Laos/etc. be tracking them if they were just overflying the country without a stopover?
(From skimming the Wikipedia article on radar, the number that pops out at me for range is 60 miles. For comparison, it looks like parts of the search area are 175-300 mi across.)