I've noticed that people who review a lot of products online, more often then not use boot-up time as a selling point. This seems to be extremely important for the Apple people, a bit less important for the Linux People and even less important for the Windows people.
I run all three of these systems and i really don't care. It's a non-issue for me regardless of the system i'm running. The selling point should be how the darn thing operates when it's up and running. If it boots up in 5 sec, but is utter crap, then what's the point.
So why is it used as a selling point when reviewing products?
asked Feb 18 at 09:44
I feel that your view is rare... people want to get up and get to work now. Nothing is more annoying then being forced to restart for reason XYZ and having to wait 10 minutes before you can do anything.
Boot up time ultimately consists of 3 things: HDD/SSD speed, Memory Speed, and CPU, they are listed in order of greatest impact to least.
If yous system starts up in 5 seconds, it is likely fast at all the above. A faster HDD/SSD speed means you can open applications and read files from the disk a lot faster. Fast memory allows you to run faster while you are up and running. and a faster CPU means you can do more computations while you are up in running.
If you have a fast start up time, but it runs sluggish when you are up in running, you probably have something you don't want on your system.
answered Feb 18 at 09:50
This is more of an enthusiast selling point, but basically it's to show has fast the computer is. This may not be a big deal to you, and others as it becomes the standard, but it shows how fast computers have become. Ten years ago my computer took about 2-3 minutes to boot! My current computer boots in about 15-20 seconds and I'm happy with that.
answered Feb 18 at 10:18
It depends on what computer you have. Each computer has a different operating system. Windows is mostly the slowest boot time. Macs are okay and the fastest is chrome os.
answered Feb 18 at 13:58