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An Update On The Boot & Power Performance In Ubuntu 10.04

Feb 25, 2010, 19:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

[ Thanks to Michael Larabel for this link. ]

"In December we wrote that Ubuntu 10.04 already shortened the boot time, which has been a great focus amongst Canonical and Ubuntu developers as they strive for a ten second boot. A lot has changed since that article was published last year, including the introduction of Plymouth and many kernel mode-setting improvements along with the introduction of Nouveau for NVIDIA KMS support. We've ran a new boot performance comparison on two laptops and a netbook as we see how the boot times are looking with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS when compared to Ubuntu 9.10. We have also looked at how the power consumption has changed in the Lucid Lynx for these mobile devices.

"The first system we tested with Ubuntu 9.10 and Ubuntu 10.04 (2010-02-23 daily LiveCD snapshot) was a Samsung NC10 netbook. This Intel-powered netbook had an Atom N270 1.60GHz processor, Intel 945GME graphics, 2GB of DDR2 memory, a 32GB OCZ Core Series SSD, and a 1024 x 600 LVDS panel. We compared the 2.6.31-based Ubuntu 9.10 and 2.6.32-based Ubuntu 10.04 daily LiveCD in a stock configuration after both operating systems were cleanly installed. This process was the same when testing out the other notebooks/netbooks as well. Below is the Bootchart output from the Karmic Koala and Lucid Lynx on the Samsung NC10."

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