Which Linux Distribution Boots The Fastest? An 11-Way Linux Comparison
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 25 November 2017. Page 3 of 3. 56 Comments

The reported firmware time didn't yield too much of a difference.

While it's the userspace portion of the boot process with the widest spread in the reported out-of-the-box boot times with Clear Linux, Solus, Antergos, and Manjaro being much faster than the rest, at least according to systemd.


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