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Old 21st September, 2009, 06:20 PM
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Ubuntu 9.10 boot optimizations: 5 second startup with an SSD

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The latest Ubuntu 9.10 alpha release includes significant improvements to boot performance. Tests show that the popular Linux distribution can now boot in mere seconds on a computer with a solid state drive. [Front page...]
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ah well the fact that is booting iß a miracle in itself. does it have a gui or u can have a bliping cursor in 5? zomg i just realized next ubu must be nineeleven
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Actually the release numbers are year/month So 9.10 is 2009 October. The next release will be 10.04 then 10.10, 11.04, 11.10, etc. Every 6 months another free upgrade. This can even be done in place, not changing anything until you reboot. I can keep working/playing while I upgrade the OS I'm using. Then a reboot, all my settings are the same, and I'm using the new OS.

Each new upgrade is approx the equivalent of upgrading from W2k to XP.

Have a look at compiz animations on youtube.

One thing which has always annoyed me about MS, and they have only just rectified in W7, and as far as I know has always been available in *nix, is the ability to change the order on the taskbar.

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AND... unlike some OS's we won't mention...cough (Win 7) cough...it's worth booting up! ":O}
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I'm sure it support boot to jump drive? You can get an 8 gig SD card for pretty cheap these days.
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ah well the fact that is booting iß a miracle in itself. does it have a gui or u can have a bliping cursor in 5?
That's a GUI. It's nearly as good as Haiku (Opensource BeOS), which can manage boot times of in the order of 4 seconds to a fully functional desktop from a cold boot without any solid state storage.
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