Every morning when I come to work I turn on my windows desktop and then plug in my linux laptop. It’s a race to see which one gets to the login prompt faster. Usually the Windows 2000 desktop wins because it has a head start, since I have to take my laptop out of the bag, plug power ,ethernet, and mouse into it before I turn it on. Today however it was a tie. I must be getting faster at plugging things in. Which means Windows 2000 takes an excruciatingly long time to boot up. I’m glad i’m pluggin in my laptop and not just waiting around for the Windows desktop to boot up.