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Measuring Ubuntu's Boot Performance

Michael Larabel

Published on 14 February 2008
Written by Michael Larabel
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Even with many new features and additions appearing in every new Ubuntu release, it's gratifying to see the boot time continuing to drop. While our Ubuntu 8.04 build was three seconds slower than Ubuntu 7.10, it was a development build and we would expect further optimizations to occur prior to the April release of Hardy Heron. With Ubuntu gearing up to increase their presence on mobile Linux devices, the boot time will become increasingly important so we would expect optimizations not only now but in the long-term as well. If you have tried out Bootchart on any of your Linux systems or have other performance numbers to share, be sure to post your results in the Phoronix Forums.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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