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Friday, March 03, 2006

Bootup in 60 seconds

Japan's Alpha Systems Wednesday released Accelerated Knoppix 1.0 -- an offshoot of the standard Knoppix live CD -- which the company claims is one of the fastest-booting Linux distributions available. Alpha rearranged the Cloop file system block and optimized the hardware detection/configuration step, which reduces bootup to under 60 seconds, yet maintains the full functionality of the distribution, the company said.

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