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Offline s3704ssv

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MeeGo
« on: June 03, 2010, 09:58:33 AM »
Hello to All,

I have tried MeeGo and I see its boot speed pretty impressive!

Test Hardware:
Acer Aspire One ZG5: [with the slow 8Gb SSD], 1.5Gb RAM

MeeGo Directly Installed on SSD
16sec~19sec -- from pressing the power button to a usable desktop

Tinycore 2.11 on USB [ext2 formatted][directed bios to boot to usb first] with these modules loaded on boot/startup: hwmon, graphics and 915resolution
24sec~28sec -- from pressing the power button to a usable desktop


I'm wondering what they are using to achieve it.

Can Tinycore [let's say with a little eye candy stuff] break its boot speed as indicated above with MeeGo?

I would like to hear Opinions! :)

and please note: I'm a noob :) limited linux knowledge :)

Offline curaga

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Re: MeeGo
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2010, 10:30:24 AM »
Not a fair test considering the different devices & buses. USB is way slower and more cpu intensive than SATA, same for the stick vs ssd. You could see what TC does on the ssd ;)

Other main differences: MeeGo's fully optimized for the Atom, even as much as not to run on any AMD cpu. They also start X earlier in the boot process, with a partially Windows-like result (when desktop shows up, it might not yet be usable; though this isn't as bad). Probably some small speed changes in kernel & X.
MeeGo also defaults to btrfs IIRC.
« Last Edit: June 03, 2010, 10:32:10 AM by curaga »
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Offline s3704ssv

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Re: MeeGo
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2010, 12:05:21 PM »
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Not a fair test considering the different devices & buses. USB is way slower and more cpu intensive than SATA, same for the stick vs ssd. You could see what TC does on the ssd Wink

darn!..., I'm bad at comparing that I think :(

anyways...

ok..., to make it a bit fairer..., I'll install TC on the SSD as per your suggestion :)

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They also start X earlier in the boot process, with a partially Windows-like result (when desktop shows up, it might not yet be usable; though this isn't as bad).

When you see the desktop..., you can actually use it asap!, no more wait!

Offline althalus

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Re: MeeGo
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2010, 02:03:43 PM »
: MeeGo's fully optimized for the Atom, even as much as not to run on any AMD cpu.
Which I found out to my disgust only AFTER the 800mB download... seriously... it looked well worth spending a few hours experimenting with...

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Re: MeeGo
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2011, 07:57:08 AM »
can't it work normally on a non atom? why shouldn't it?

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Re: MeeGo
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2011, 08:11:38 AM »
It was compiled to use an extension not available on current AMD cpus.
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Re: MeeGo
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2011, 09:26:33 AM »
it doesn't even work well on a atom

Offline thane

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Re: MeeGo
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2011, 03:34:00 PM »
I'm not trying to be snarky, but I've never attached much importance to boot time, especially for a desktop PC. Unless you're constantly shutting down and re-booting I would think that other aspects of a distro would be more important. Of course you don't want to wait and wait for a boot but 10 seconds doesn't seem like enough of a difference to worry over.