Depends on what you consider RTU "ready-to-use"....
Saw this post about a year ago, but the meaning of "booted up"
is vastly different. I have a dual-booted Vista/Ubuntu 9.10 machine.
It loads with the GRUB loader as a front-end. So, I timed it from the
time I told it to boot...either from Windows Vista or Ubuntu.....
passwords same length, so time not much of a factor..
Vista - Sure, showed me the desktop in 55 secs....but after that,
when I tried to actually DO something, like just opening my
Documents folder...there were delays...why ? Because it went off
in the weeds doing file indexing, doing Windows Defender things,
etc. And then of course checking for updates. I had nothing in
startup at all....(just boot the damn thing!). Trying to actually USE
the machine resulted in delays on mouse-clicks, etc. In my
experience, the time to ACTUAL being ready was 4:55.
Linux/Ubuntu - 1:05 from start to actual RTU - No HDD thrashing,
no delays on what I wanted to do. I wondered why the HDD was so
quiet under Linux....but I am grateful for it, and I think my HDD
will last longer without all that extra thrashing that Windows
puts it thru....
Which begs another question....I would like to see failure rates
of HDDs for systems running Windows-based systems .vs. systems
running Linux systems....in the future....might take 8-10 years to
compile data, but I think I already know the results....
Linux - sooner or later, thou shalt come to know it's name....
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