Rapid boot motherboards?
My system, which isn’t exactly high-end any more, boots pretty speedily. 3 seconds for Ubuntu 10.4 and 9 seconds for Windows 7. As long as you don’t count the nearly 40 seconds it spends doing BIOS and POST stuff…
Next time I get around to upgrading my PCs, the BIOS seems to be the next item I’m gonna have to tackle. But all the boot-time work seems to be on laptop/netbook systems.
What options do we desktop dinosaurs have when it comes to getting a machine that will have everything up and running in the shortest possible order?