[kwlug-disc] Decrease boot time

Lori Paniak ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Fri Dec 18 19:14:38 EST 2009

I like seeing boot messages too, but seriously there is no real
information there.  If you've seen it once, you've seen it all. Unless
something goes wrong with your system, or you are in a development
environment, it is all just geek porn.

I don't think an unnatural interest in the contents of syslog is a
pre-req for being a friend and/or user of open source.  Is the GPL is
threatened by  attractive slash screens?  If the cognoscenti want to
watch boot messages sail by at an unreadable rate, then they know where
to turn off the prettiness. GPL guarantees that.

On Fri, 2009-12-18 at 18:38 -0500, Chris Frey wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 18, 2009 at 02:57:12PM -0800, Raul Suarez wrote:
> > Some people feel uncomfortable in a geeky environment and a screen
> > with boot messages feels geeky to them. Of course to us geeks it's cool
> > but othe people get put off by that.
> I can understand that, and I believe there are lots of hidden influences
> that are not obvious to those making the decisions.  Being aware of such
> influences can help improve things in the long run, whether we're talking
> about programming, or running a Fortune 500 company.
> It was more the persistent attitude of some folks that "Linux is ugly AND
> bad" that I was responding to.  I see no reason to force them into the
> Linux fold if they are unwilling.  A boot up screen may not convince them.
> And to respond to the actual topic: I like seeing the boot messages, but
> being able to quickly hit ESC to see what's going on is a nice
> alternative too.
> - Chris
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