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If we suppose that the "time to start" is the time from the moment we've pressed the on button to the moment we "can use the computer", the "time to start" for Windows "on" an average computer is about one minute (of course, the time changes from 40 seconds to 2-3 minutes). Now, what is the "time to start" for the newest Macintosh G5?
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without timing it i would estimate about 40 secs
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I intitled my topic "five seconds to start" because I heared from my friend that his G5 takes about five seconds to start. In my opinion, it cannot be a truth. Is it?
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Well a restart is totally differnt.  A restart might go in like 15 20 secs.  I dont know bout 5 secs.  that sounds like an exaggeration.  When i get to work on Monday i will time it though.
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No, not "restart" but boot from an idle computer which don't use any power.
It is probable that the friend didn't said the truth...
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5 seconds sounds short. My old dual G4 is probably around 30. Given that this person said 5 seconds, they probably dont know much and may not have even been talking about a boot.
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To weed:
That's what I think...
I haven't got a Macintosh myself, so I posted this question just for verify, because an idea of "five seconds" was strange.
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It is much longer than five seconds.  The startup time will vary from machine to machine depending on how much RAM it has, how many hard drives it has, whether the drives are configured in a RAID configuration, and a whole bunch of other things.  The 12 G5 machines I have at work average around 40 to 50 seconds, assuming that they were properly shutdown previously.
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