I have always been a super-huge fan of Linux for it’s quick and elegant startup. Ok, so various versions of init aren’t exactly the most elegant things but projects like upstart enrich the landscape all the same. Anyway, I got wind of efforts to make Linux boot faster by way of a Slashdot post or two which pointed me to some major coolness. Basically, there are numerous individuals trying to track the boot process, reduce the resource consumption of the whole process and set stronger goals for the whole affair. All in all, they’ve shaved boot time down to 5 seconds. Whoa….