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Vista boot times

2007-10-09 01:45:27.131907+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

So I sit down with my new Windows Vista laptop to do some Windows work. Start the computer up. Wait. Get to the login screen. Enter my name and password. Hit enter.

Charlene comes in and presses the power button on her Ubuntu Linux laptop. It's probably half the CPU speed (and half the CPU cores) of this machine. She's booted and logged in to a usable desktop before I get the task bar on Windows Vista, and I then have the random timer cursor for another minute or so while I try to start up the various apps I'm going to use.

So Ubuntu's total boot, login to usable desktop time is shorter than Vista's login to usable desktop time. To be fair, if I'd used "hibernate" maybe it would have been competitive.

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#Comment Re: made: 2007-10-09 08:53:15.430996+00 by: meuon

I just picked up some nice 1u rack mounts.. 1-2ghz with a gig+ of ram in each. They were practically given to me. "Can't run M$-____" on them. They'll make nice LAMP servers, probably Ubuntu.

You forgot to allow for time for "____ Virus Condom" to finish running and allow that desktop to be almost usable.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-10-09 12:00:36.825804+00 by: JT

Here's a very interesting article on the differences in boot sequence for Linux vs Windows. Rather well written it seems.