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|
|Asus NCL-DSDual Xeon 3.6 GHz1024 MB RAM||4:00||0:45||15s|
|Gigabyte 8i955X-RoyalP4 6601024 MB RAM||3:57||0:47||16s|
|Averatec NotebookPentium M 1300 MHz512 MB RAM||4:45||0:48||19s|
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.