After a recent post I decided to dive into the 5 sec SL boot idea and ended up trying out http://moblin.org/
as they have customized netbook distro and it worked on my laptop and booted into Xfce desktop minus a few drivers and networking etc but booted in 5 secs into gui with everything finished, mind you it is with OCZ 30GB SSD so cheated a bit there LOL.
Then the thought came to me but hey we have a eeepc / netbook in MCE why not tweak it to do the same as surely I am not that good with Fedora and has been a few million years since I messed with RPM / Debian based distro's so very rusted and I like Gentoo based / SL distro's much more.
We have everything we need just need to do it and it is so easy.
This led to how it can be done and well we have to tweak the netbook MCE version and possibly have it add extra functionality during live cd /dvd boot to add extra drivers to get all hardware to work then during install dump all un-needed drivers and stuff so that only What-Is-Needed gets installed and used.
* I could see is that during update in future it might end up installing a lot of useless deps and addons that later needs to be removed and this can be a pain.
* Also might need to rebuild the whole kernel with tweaks and against Ulibc and a few others same as would be done with your wifi router firmware etc , then the question but if it gets Ulibc then surely it can be used to replace horribly slow DirectTV HD box OS and Wifi routers etc firmware / Os's.
This opens up a whole new world of opportunity's and we would not be limited by lack of software or updates that happens 9 months after the update is released , we would have it immediately and or same time as gentoo depending if we build it ourself's or not.
But then we might later just replace the whole SL base with a Netbook UMPC base and so improve speed and functionality of all pc's / servers that ends up using SL.
The team did most of the SL UMPC ground work now a world without bloat-ware can exist.
Used to install the UMPC onto my laptop and it worked.
So why not have the best of both worlds, 5secs + UMPC SL installed on my laptop E1705 nvidia 7800GTX ( yeah the 7950gtx broke after 2 years of 90C games torture so went back to old faithful 7800gtx LOL )
and this way we can make it fast , really really fast and functional.
Now to learn from the rest and tweak the best
Man I love SL.
PS> Anyone wanting to help just shout as I will make a testing folder on ibiblio and we can host this there for anyone to tryout the latest tweaks without support or liability and later make it part of the SL mainstream project / release.