While I was waiting on coffee to finish this morning, I happened upon a question - apparently a much-asked one - that intrigued me, "How do I tell when my system has finished its start up?"
The response was so inane that I had to search to see what other answers might be available. This question goes all the way back to Win95
, and the answers I saw, some of them, were amazing. Now, while these were mostly Windows-related, the question applies to any OS, I'd warrant.
So that got me to thinking. How do I
know when my system is ready for use? Never really thought about it before. Turns out, after a bit of cogitation, that I check the system tray [notification area?] for an icon count in Windows, and something very similar in Linux. I used to look at CPU activity, but that's not so reliable as once it was.
Now I'm curious. How do DCers decide when their system is ready for use. Or, more properly, how do you
know when your start up process is finished? When initialization is complete and the system is as idle as it is going to be?