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.
Originally Posted by jefro
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).