The boot times represent the number of seconds each distribution took to get from LILO or GRUB boot prompt to the KDE or GNOME login prompt in their default installations.
Mandriva Linux 2007 40
PCLinuxOS 0.93a 46
Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 47
Pardus Linux 2007 48
Ubuntu 6.10 49
SimplyMEPIS 6.0-4 (Beta 1) 51
openSUSE 10.2 61
Fedora Core 6 72
Xandros Desktop 4.1 89
Seen today on distrowatch's weekly news. The boot time is between 40" and 89" on these examples.
My experience with Mint gives 78"/80" for the same way GRUB > GNOME login (on 3 separated laptops).
It is not a big problem I just would like to know where the difference could be
At second, is it possible to do it better?
For information, I installed an Ubuntu Herd CD2 this morning just to see what it is, boot time 40" on one of my 3 laptops.