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Boot speed competition – Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Mint

The most important finding is not the rather expected variation in boot times for such seemingly similar distributions, it’s the great lack of major time boost with SSD compared to older hardware and much slower disks….

To sum it up, Mint and Ubuntu will get you there in 10 seconds or less, Kubuntu will manage in about 22 seconds. Overall, all three results are fairly satisfactory for modern standards.