Windows vs Linux boot time

Started Jan 6, 2013 | Discussions thread
dradam Senior Member • Posts: 2,812
Re: Windows vs Linux boot time

CAcreeks wrote:

Some interesting datapoints:

  • 4:37 - Windows XP boot time, Dell Latitude D620, a 2007 model
  • 1:14 - Linux Mint 13 boot time, same Dell Latitude after wipe
  • 1:46 - Windows 7 boot time, Dell XPS L502x, a 2012 model

The Windows timings do not include download of new virus pattern for anti-malware, which would add at least another minute, and is a frequent occurrence. Timings were from pressing the on-button to when the system was ready to open a browser.

My Windows 8 machine goes from off to up and running in about 20 seconds.

Just another "data" point for you.

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