few months ago was very fashionable to debate on instant start operating systems (Splashtop was the most popular system) and boot times also be reduced to the minimum pursued in various distributions , and especially one of them: Ubuntu.
was very heavy with the topic : in MuyLinux we, for example, claimed that some time down the 10 seconds or even 5 seconds to boot a system with Ubuntu, and distribution developers seemed particularly aimed at achieving this reduction in boot times.
this: today and Canonical or other developers talk about reducing boot times . The focus is on the desktop environments in the cloud and in-store applications. That aspect has been neglected so fundamental that seemed just a year ago.
study shows they have done on Phoronix, and which have compared the start of a preliminary version of Ubuntu Ubuntu 11.10 to 11.04, and WIN have shown the charts and start times with different teams , from netbooks to basic desktop PC hardware configurations pretty decent. Data:
ASUS Eee PC
Ocelot takes a lot more (in some cases, twice) to boot than its predecessor (I would say that in turn also lost about Maverick Meerkat bellows) and Canonical seems clear that this factor has been neglected.
The question is, of course, if the start times were really important to Canonical (and for us, the users), or was simply an effort to give that talk . Personally I think those are important start-up times for users, but not crucial, and Canonical’s attitude in this regard is at least disappointing.