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Ever wonder how the binary number system works? Or how Hexadecimal functions? Wonder no more, here is a little introduction to the realm of binary and hexadecimal (two of the most important systems for all computing). Need more? Here is a link to the Wikipedia page explain binary in quite some depth. Learn how to use the binary number system, and confuse all of your friends and family!
If the slow booting time of your Linux box is driving you crazy, consider parallel booting techniques.
What kind of improvements might you see, compared to your current sequential boot process? Well, let's start by seeing what kind of times you're getting currently. Either grab a stopwatch, or write a simple script to time the boot