This test is timed using a stopwatch, and measurements are taking to milliseconds. We run five iterations in the following sequence: boot, hibernate, wake, shut down.
The clock for boot and wake times starts when the operating system bootloader kicks in. Boot timing ends when a desktop appears, while wake timing ends at the log-in screen. Hibernate and shut down timing begins when the command is issued, and ends when the test system powers down.
Both Ubuntu 11.10 and Window 7 outperform Fedora 16 in the start times, both booting in almost half of the time as Verne. However, Fedora holds the crown in stop times, shutting down in nearly half the time as Ubuntu.
If you add all of the times together, Windows 7 is the clear winner at just 71.4 seconds, followed by Ubuntu 11.10 with 73.7 seconds and Fedora 16 with 85.2 seconds.
- A First Look At Fedora And GNOME Shell
- Fedora 16 At A Glance
- Fedora 16 Installation: Phase One
- Fedora 16 Installation: Phase Two
- Repos, Flash, Java, And Codecs
- Graphics, Wi-Fi, And 32-bit Libs
- GNOME 3 And GNOME Shell Basics
- GNOME Shell Desktop, Panel, And Notifications
- GNOME Shell Activities/Overview
- Input Shortcuts, Tips, And Tricks
- GNOME 3 Pros And Cons
- GNOME 3 Tweaks
- GNOME Shell Extensions A-L
- GNOME Shell Extensions M-Z
- Fixing GNOME 3
- Mimicking GNOME 2
- Test System Specs And Setup
- Benchmark Results: Start And Stop Times
- Benchmark Results: File Copy Time
- Benchmark Results: Archiving
- Benchmark Results: Multimedia
- Benchmark Results: System
- Benchmark Results: Unigine, AMD And Nvidia
- Benchmark Results: Games, AMD And Nvidia
- Benchmark Analysis: Fedora Versus Ubuntu And Windows
- Fedora 16: Conclusion
- GNOME 3: Why It Failed
- GNOME 3: Conclusion