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Linux vs. Windows; CarPC

Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by K2e2vin, Oct 24, 2006.

  1. K2e2vin

    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    Right now the PC takes about 2-3min to completely boot up, too long for me. They need a no-BS version of Windows.

    Anyways, there's only two main programs I run on my car-pc; Crome, Winamp, AOL aim, and Firefox. Would Linux boot up faster? Also, will those programs run fine on Linux?
     
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    My Kubuntu takes longer to boot up then my XP. Not sure about your second question.
     
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    how about switching to a faster hard drive or maybe even a flash drive?
     
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    Sabz5150 FALCON PUNCH!!!

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    Yes, those programs (dunno about Chrome, wtf is that?) will work fine.
     
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    Linux can boot significantly faster than windows, it depends on what you are trying to start at boot time. The fewer apps that need to start, the faster the boot.
     
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    Can you recommend a "setup" that'll work with those programs?
     
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    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    What do you mean? Do you want a distro? A selection of base services that you would need?
     
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    Linux would be best for a specialized application like a Car PC... but if you want to stick to Windows, you could build a static hibernation file that you use to boot every time. That way all you're doing is loading up what goes into main system memory, and that takes only a few seconds.
     
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