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Exciting Features For Ubuntu 9.04

Nov 19, 2008, 16:33 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

[ Thanks to Michael Larabel for this link. ]

"When Mark Shuttleworth had announced Ubuntu 9.04 in September, he expressed interest in making this popular Linux distribution boot "blindly quick", which shouldn't be surprising considering Ubuntu's presence on more and more devices through the desktop spin on notebooks, Ubuntu Mobile on MIDs, and Ubuntu Netbook Remix on netbooks. The goal with Ubuntu 9.04 is to expedite the boot process through kernel modifications and optimizing other services.

"Canonical isn't the only Linux vendor interested in speeding up the boot performance but Mandriva has been doing the same, Intel has been aggressively interested in speeding up the boot process (with their Moblin project included), and many other companies also involved. If you are interested in learning more about Linux boot performance, you may be interested in our Ubuntu boot-time benchmarks and Fedora start-up benchmarks from earlier this year. Also worth looking at is our ASUS Eee PC 901 Linux boot benchmarks."

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