Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Apr 2010 18:30 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu It's that time of year again: a new Ubuntu release (or Kubuntu, if that's your thing). Canonical has just released Ubuntu 10.04, Lucid Lynx. This is a long term support release, meaning its supported period is far longer than that of normal releases. It comes with the latest and greatest the Free software world has to offer, while also adding some Ubuntu-specific features, of course.
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RE[2]: Boot times
by Superb on Thu 29th Apr 2010 19:30 UTC in reply to "RE: Boot times"
Superb
Member since:
2010-02-20

Well, after seeing some benchmarks I can definitely say it's not "just 5 seconds" faster... Much more than that. :O

And to be honest, it's not just the boot times that attract me. Looking at the new features page*, the whole OS looks very modern and slick.

* http://www.ubuntu.com/products/whatisubuntu/1004features

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RE[3]: Boot times
by darknexus on Thu 29th Apr 2010 19:34 in reply to "RE[2]: Boot times"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

No one's arguing it's a good os... at least not yet. Patience, they'll start soon. ;) But I timed my machine, and it was only five seconds faster, so maybe for some reason I just didn't have as slow of a boot on previous releases as others did. Even so, I still don't get the boot time fixation, and it's not just with Linux. Well, I get it in Vista's case since it was dog slow to boot, but in all the other cases I just don't get what a few seconds is in the scheme of things.

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RE[4]: Boot times
by marcp on Thu 29th Apr 2010 19:45 in reply to "RE[3]: Boot times"
marcp Member since:
2007-11-23

Well, boot times are not so important, but neverthless - it's still worse on Debian than any other distro [Slack/Arck/Gentoo in particular]. All the trash Mark had put into the startup scripts makes it just slow, and that's a Debian nature to be just slower than others.

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