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From Naught to Sixty in 5 Seconds - Arjan van de Ven & Auke Kok


Arjan van de Ven and Auke Kok are software engineers at Intel where they work on technology development ranging from Power management to Intel Atom processor optimizations.


We simply refuse to accept that booting a netbook needs to take more than five seconds. We bite our nails and pull our hair every time we boot a Linux desktop system and wait for minutes before it's usable. We're so annoyed that between the time of submission and the plumbers conference, we will make our netbooks boot in 5 seconds, and even talk about how we did it.