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    Re: Damn the Amigas were fast!

    Quote Originally Posted by K.Mandla View Post
    14 seconds at 1Ghz here. If you want a faster boot, do something to change the software you use.

    And +1 to the "Amigas were way ahead of their time" comment.
    How did you get a 14 second boot.

    Around 1990 a friend of mine had a computer repair business in his garage, and a 1/2 dozen Amigas set up in their family room.

    As demonstration of their speed, he loaded an intensive game on one of them, then another, and another, till he had the screen full of all these different three dimensional games running on the same screen, all at the same time - no glitches or pauses at all, it was amazing, easy and fast. I was getting my first computer at that time and wanted to get one. Sadly Amiga went down the tubes, but were a great example of what COULD be done with computers.
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    Re: Damn the Amigas were fast!

    I guess it is only loading Kickstart. But if you place a floppy disk in the drive then it loads that in about 10-15 seconds. I should post a video, but the tvout from my card often is 40mb for just 10 seconds.
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    Re: Damn the Amigas were fast!

    Quote Originally Posted by johnlvs2run View Post
    How did you get a 14 second boot.
    I use Crux, and compile everything from scratch with processor-specific flags and so forth. And I carve the kernel down to nothing, so I can milk as much speed out of it as possible. It's quite satisfying, actually.
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    Re: Damn the Amigas were fast!

    Quote Originally Posted by K.Mandla View Post
    I use Crux, and compile everything from scratch with processor-specific flags and so forth. And I carve the kernel down to nothing, so I can milk as much speed out of it as possible. It's quite satisfying, actually.
    That sounds fantastic.

    Wish I could learn how to do things like that.

    It's probably like being in the Olympics, not everyone qualifies.
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    Re: Damn the Amigas were fast!

    Give it time. When you're comfortable with Ubuntu try Arch, and when you're comfortable with Arch try Crux. It's a natural progression, particularly if you're a fellow speed freak.

    Edit: Or now that I think about it maybe I should just buy an Amiga.
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    Re: Damn the Amigas were fast!

    Gonna see how fast your Linux-Box boots if you run from Floppies

    I got a A1200 with a HDD and it boots to Workbench (a graphical OS) in less than 5 seconds, but I`m cheating as I`m running on an incredible 50MHz 68030 CPU aswell

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    Re: Damn the Amigas were fast!

    Anyone got Linux on an Amiga and can let us know how quickly that boots?

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    Re: Damn the Amigas were fast!

    My Amiga 1200 had an awesome GUI system called MUI (Magic User Interface) that had so many plugins available for any job, and ran so quick on 14mhz... What happened to that simplicity, and the fact that is was only 800k in total for everything...

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    Re: Damn the Amigas were fast!

    Quote Originally Posted by TenPlus1 View Post
    My Amiga 1200 had an awesome GUI system called MUI (Magic User Interface) that had so many plugins available for any job, and ran so quick on 14mhz... What happened to that simplicity, and the fact that is was only 800k in total for everything...
    It's still available, you just kind of have to do it yourself. Of course, I don't know if you can pare down a manageable and functional PC system to 800k, but proportional performance is possible.
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