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Old 05-08-2011, 10:22 PM   #1
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fastest boot


Hi there.

Can anyone advise me what distro offers fastest boot time out of box? I know I can make the boot time shorter by modifying startup services but I am afraid I would break something and not boot at all ;-)

Thanks.
 
Old 05-08-2011, 11:23 PM   #2
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I have Ubuntu and I think it boots pretty fast (less than 1 minute).
 
Old 05-08-2011, 11:37 PM   #3
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For a newbie, peppermintos is plenty fast. Others, like antiX (Debian-) or absolute (Slackware-derived) may be quicker, but work your way into them, as a suggestion.
Have fun & welcome!
 
Old 05-08-2011, 11:40 PM   #4
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I agree-- Ubuntu has always been faster than Windows, and 10.04 is much faster than older versions. If you want a minimal distro, you could try Puppy. If you don't mind doing things the old-fashion way, you could go with Debian or Slackware.
 
Old 05-09-2011, 01:36 AM   #5
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I don't know about other distros, but Centos 5.6 is definitely faster than Centos 5.5. Looks like they put some effort into startup routines...
 
Old 05-09-2011, 05:38 PM   #6
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xpud?
 
Old 05-09-2011, 06:21 PM   #7
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Ubuntu (and ubuntu based) might boot faster than XP, but I've always found that good ol' debian has an edge on booting times compared to ubuntu.

Probably the fastest would be a minimal setup with one of the compiled distros (gentoo, sorcerer, lunar, etc.). Thats more work than the payoff IMO though, spend a few days compiling for a few seconds (if that) difference to 'normal' distros just isnt worth it.

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xpud?
I dont know that much about xPUD, but isnt it another cloud distro? If its using the cloud for much, it would be slower than it would be purely boting off the HDD....I'm yet to see any domestic connection that can get close to the speeds of a HDD.

If xPUD is faster to boot, its probably just more minimal than ubuntu (which IIRC its based on).
 
Old 05-09-2011, 10:28 PM   #8
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"Can anyone advise me what distro offers fastest boot time out of box"

This would mean to me any distro for any reason.

If one were to be more specific as to source or use or size or window manager or such I could make a better guess.


Xpud is a small distro that while claimed some path to cloud allows one to do most of what others do.

http://www.tuxradar.com/content/xpud...-linux-flavour

I also like slitaz or even austrumi for speed of boot.
 
Old 05-10-2011, 07:22 AM   #9
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Try Tiny Core, under 10 meg but probably does not have everything you want.
 
Old 05-10-2011, 08:10 AM   #10
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Have a look at "racecourse scoreboard" how quick different distros boot on my laptop. This can give you an idea about their performance. But sure you have different hardware which means different speed.
 
  


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