Razer Blade Stealth Laptop On Linux, Various Linux Laptop Performance Metrics
Written by Michael Larabel in Computers on 30 August 2017. Page 5 of 9. 29 Comments

For those curious about the boot times with this Razer Stealth Kabylake laptop and more generally the differences between the Linux distributions... The Phoronix Test Suite recorded the out-of-the-box boot times as reported by systemd.

Fedora 26 was the slowest distribution for completing the full boot process, next followed by openSUSE Tumbleweed. The full boot process to loading of the complete desktop on Ubuntu 17.04 was right in the middle at 16 seconds. Antergos 17.8 with its GNOME desktop meanwhile took just 11 seconds while Clear Linux with its GNOME Shell environment also took just 10 seconds to completion. Clear Linux tends to boot very fast, in fact, incredibly fast if just booting to the terminal and not a desktop environment.

The reported kernel boot time ranged from 3.8 seconds with Ubuntu 17.04 to just 714ms with Clear Linux.

The bootloader time spent in Clear Linux is also very minimal while openSUSE Tumbleweed was slowed down by its liberal time sitting at GRUB.

The firmware time is about the same across the tested distributions.

It's a slow user-space on Fedora 26 is what was slowing down its boot time the most. While there were several distributions using GNOME by default, Fedora 26 was the only distribution tested using Wayland, as a possible explanation for the slower performance.

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