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Ubuntu aims for ten-second boot time with 10.04

Jun 11, 2009, 13:33 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ryan Paul)

"This is already a substantial improvement, but he believes that there is still room for more aggressive optimization. Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, will continue pushing the limits of boot performance during the upcoming development cycle for Ubuntu 9.10, which is codenamed Karmic Koala. According to Remnant, the company aims to achieve a ten-second boot time next year for Ubuntu 10.04, the release that will follow after Karmic.

"In a message posted to the Ubuntu developer mailing list, Remnant describes how the additional boot performance improvements will be achieved. An important part of their speedy startup strategy will be getting the Xorg display server up and running as soon as possible. This means that a big part of the focus will be cutting down the amount of time that is needed to bring up the components that have to be in place before Xorg can start—the udev device manager and initramfs, a temporary filesystem that is loaded into system memory to facilitate the startup process."

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