Originally Posted by Unknown_K
Boot times hardly matter when most people just turn the machine on in the morning and then shut it down at night. Shaving off a few seconds means nothing. The only time they did matter was when your system crashed because of the lack of memory protection and you had to reboot to get back to work (and do it often).
Therefore, short boot times means ALOT to any windowsuser ut there. Every now and then, I still get the lovely BSOD on WinXP..... utterly annoying, especially if I'm in he middle of Gruul's Lair or somesuch.... (WoW speak, but you get the idea.. you're doing SOMETHING and should be online at all costs