Taking Linux On The Road With Ubuntu

Boot Time

Booting Ubuntu from the comparatively slow micro hard drive takes rather long. While an average computer requires between 20 and 60 seconds to boot into a desktop OS, Ubuntu took between four and five minutes.

  Boot OO Word Processor Firefox
Dual Xeon 3.6 GHz
1024 MB RAM
4:00 0:45 15s
Gigabyte 8i955X-Royal
P4 660
1024 MB RAM
3:57 0:47 16s
Averatec Notebook
Pentium M 1300 MHz
512 MB RAM
4:45 0:48 19s

Installed Applications

Ubuntu Linux comes with applications to address the vast majority of computing tasks.

The software packages includes Firefox for browsing, mail and instant messaging clients and even a client for Bittorrent.

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