"Who Am I Really" mentions his 3.1 system loads 3.1 in about 12 seconds.
Also we have all seen countless folks report how their systems boot in only "n" seconds.
Now I certainly prefer faster boot over slower but as long as it's of reasonable speed I don't spend any time fussing over it because I boot so infrequently. I spend my effort making my systems reliable. So reliable that when I put them into suspend I don't worry have I saved all files.
Even back when using Windows 3.1 in a large corporate Novell network I once ran my primary workstation for 26 days without a reboot or restart of Windows (no suspend in those days).
Today my home desktop is a Win 7 64 ASUS based build that I did. It's right next to where I sit to read and watch TV (always via Tivo). My system is ready 7x24 to in an instant search an issue and do daily reading.
It and our excellent 30 Mbit broadband access ... what a powerful tool.
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