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[News] Ubuntu 9.04 Boots as Quickly as Short Adverts

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Ubuntu 9.04 boots in 17.5 seconds!

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| Recently I treated myself to a solid-state drive (SSD). That’s essentially a 
| hard-drive made out of memory chips. I bought the Intel X25-E Extreme, which 
| uses faster single-level cell (SLC) memory chips instead of slower 
| multi-level cell (MLC) memory chips.   


Portable Ubuntu: The Easy New Way To Try Linux

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| Windows users who want to kick the tires on a Linux distro already have the 
| option of using a Live CD. Ubuntu also offers a cool gadget called Wubi, 
| which installs a fully functional Ubuntu Linux distro on a Windows system 
| without reformatting or partitioning a system's hard disk.   



Startup times

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| PCLinuxOS 2007 (on my home laptop, a middle-of-the-road machine): 40 seconds
| Mandriva 2008: 40 seconds
| Xubuntu 7.10: 45 seconds
| openSUSE 10.3 (clean install, OSS/KDE): about 45 seconds
| Fedora 8: about 50 seconds (a huge improvement over the last few versions :-)
| Windows Vista: 3 minutes 45 seconds
| ...What?


Ubuntu vs. That Other OS

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| Both machines have the same exact specs, both have been used for the same 
| time (to be fair I have tweaked the OS on the left quite a bit to optimize 
| it). Ubuntu is already idle by the time the video ends; while the other PC 
| takes 30 seconds more than what I’ve uploaded to idle the hard drive.   


Quick booting SBC runs Debian Linux

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| Technologic Systems has announced a single-board computer (SBC) claimed to 
| boot Linux 2.6 in under two seconds.  


Mach Boot: The live CD that supposedly boots in 10 seconds

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| Mach Boot won't replace Knoppix, and it won't replace Puppy, DSL or NimbleX 
| either. But it's a tool all its own, one that could be very useful with a 
| little more development time.  


Tiny WiFi-enabled Linux box boots in 1.1 seconds

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| Technologic continues to reduce the boot time, price, and size of
| its embedded boards and systems targeting remote sensing and other
| power-critical applications. Its new $100 ARM9-based TS-7400 board can
| boot Linux in 1.1 seconds, and is available as part of a tiny
| WiFi-enabled system.


Flexible ARM9 SBC boots Linux in 1.69 seconds

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| Technologic Systems is offering a freely downloadable, Debian-based Linux
| OS image said to boot from an SD card in less than two seconds, on the
| company's ARM9-based SBC (single-board computer).


Phoenix HyperSpace: Quick-Boot Your Laptop

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| Phoenix Technologies' new HyperSpace is an instant-on environment for 
| laptops, letting users launch a browser or other apps with booting into the 
| OS.  
| Today, Phoenix Technologies introduced a firmware product called HyperSpace, 
| which allows PCs to run a number of applications separate from the operating 
| system. What that means is that if you use a PC equipped with HyperSpace, you 
| will be able to quick-boot your notebook into a secure Linux environment, 
| where you can use Web browsers like FireFox and pre-loaded Web-aware apps 
| like Google Earth, Picasa, and the like.     
| [...]
| Also, since HyperSpace is a Linux-based platform, Windows viruses won't 
| affect it. 

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