Linked by diegocg on Sun 13th May 2012 23:48 UTC
Linux Lennart Poettering, the author of systemd, has announced: "I just put a first version of a wiki document together that lists a couple of easy optimizations to get your boot times down to [less than] 2s. It also includes a list of suggested things to hack on to get even quicker boot-ups."
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Comment by Drumhellar
by Drumhellar on Mon 14th May 2012 00:29 UTC
Drumhellar
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2005-07-12

Fast boot times are overrated.
Fast login, now, that's something worth pursuing. Unfortunately, everything sucks in that regard.

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RE: Comment by Drumhellar
by ssokolow on Mon 14th May 2012 01:21 in reply to "Comment by Drumhellar"
ssokolow Member since:
2010-01-21

Fast boot times are overrated.
Fast login, now, that's something worth pursuing. Unfortunately, everything sucks in that regard.


LXDE is quite good on that front if you don't mind your DE being fairly barebones. (Just make sure you check "Preferences > Desktop Session Settings" to make sure no undesired GNOME/KDE/Xfce autostart components came along for the ride)

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RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar
by Drumhellar on Mon 14th May 2012 02:02 in reply to "RE: Comment by Drumhellar"
Drumhellar Member since:
2005-07-12

Functionality is more important to me than raw login speed, so I'll stick with KDE. I admit that I haven't really investigated improving login times under Kubuntu, but it is something I maintain with Windows. I think I'll take a peek later tonight.

Windows is especially bad, since it seems that every time you install or update something, commercial software wants to add something that launches automatically, so every time I install something I fire up msconfig and check to make sure only what I want to launch at startup actually launches.
Apple is especially bad. I have banished it from my desktop. If I want to add something to my iPod, I fire up a virtual machine dedicated to iTunes.

Speaking of which, I just removed and added a bunch of software, so I'd better check...

EDIT: Then again, KDE can be overwhelming with features, so I think I'll check it out...

Edited 2012-05-14 02:04 UTC

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RE: Comment by Drumhellar
by teho on Mon 14th May 2012 12:58 in reply to "Comment by Drumhellar"
teho Member since:
2010-12-31

There's a bootchart graph in the article showing less than 2 second boot from kernel to XFCE desktop. It includes login, PulseAudio, power management, XFCE Panel, Thunar etc.


http://git.fenrus.org/tmp/bootchart-20120512-1036.svg

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