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Is Fedora's Boot Time Increasing?

Sep 29, 2010, 15:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

"The last time we closely examined the boot performance of Fedora Linux was in 2008 when comparing the boot times from Fedora Core 4 through Fedora 8. However, with more distributions taking pride in recent months over shortening their boot time -- with Canonical for example having worked towards a ten second Ubuntu boot time -- we decided to see how long it's taking Fedora to put its hat on these days. With the three Intel notebooks we used from our recent Fedora power consumption review, we measured the boot times using Bootchart on the Fedora 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14 Alpha releases.

"For those that did not get a chance yet to examine the results from our Fedora battery power testing below are the hardware configurations for the three ThinkPad notebooks that were used for this testing."

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