You may recall me quoting my friend i80and recently in my post about the new features in Gmail Chat. Well, he just posted a new entry to his blog last night, and the idea looks quite interesting.
Basically, what he wants to do is speed up boot times on FOSS (Free and Open-Source Software, like Linux) systems. So his idea was to have init (the default boot script) call a C program of his own writing that would basically optimize the boot process and help bring the system up faster. He explains it better than I can, so I’ll just point you to the mod-boot post from last night and let you read the details there.
I will say one thing, though. If my friend’s work goes into the Linux core, I just might have to switch to Linux. It already sounds appealing, to not have to deal with Windows…
PS: Congratulations to i80and for being this blog’s post #300!