"Last month we had measured Ubuntu's boot performance via the
open-source Bootchart utility and had done this on all Ubuntu
releases between Ubuntu 6.06 LTS and the latest development build
at the time for Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. From this testing we had found the
boot time to decrease with each official release and the maximum
disk throughput increasing. With Fedora 9 Sulphur due out next
month, we have done this same boot performance testing on the
Fedora side with Core 4, Core 5, Core 6, 7, 8, and 9 Rawhide.
"Unlike Ubuntu that has Bootchart available in its main
repository, Fedora did not offer an RPM version of Bootchart in its
repository prior to last year..."