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lt;p>"It was Vista that screwed it all up, as boot-ups took twice as long as [with] XP," Gold said.
But interminable boot-ups could go the way of Betamax videos and Boo.
Although they have some limitations--mostly sluggish speed, cramped keyboards, lack of internal floppy disk drive and miniature viewing screens--they have offsetting advantages: instant boot-ups and the ability to run without a hard drive and to operate for as long as 10 hours before needing a recharge.