I use my laptop for presentations and meetings and the boot up time is quite embarrassing.
Normally I just start it up before the meeting on my way in but I don't think its good for the lifetime of my laptop as I have to juggle my laptop with other papers. What I'm looking for is a minimalistic OS which can boot up in a few seconds (1 or 2 secs will be awesome).
The features it should have is:
1) Video Player.
2) Word Processing and Spread Sheets.
3) Web Browser with Flash player and Silver Light support.
4) Multi-Boot (It should co-exist in harmony with my current OS which happens to be Windows 7)