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Ubuntu 9.04 boots in 17.5 seconds

Apr 14, 2009, 20:34 (3 Talkback[s])

"I wanted to put the drive through its paces, so I decided to see how fast I could boot Ubuntu and start Firefox. It turns out that Ubuntu 9.04, code-named Jaunty Jackalope, is just a few days away, and one of the features listed is "significantly improved boot performance." Perfect! I installed Ubuntu 8.10 from a CD and then followed the incredibly easy instructions to upgrade to the beta of 9.04.

"So how fast did Ubuntu 9.04 boot with a solid-state drive? Really freaking fast. Like, "I can't believe it's already done" fast. Well, here, watch for yourself:"

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