So you want to see how fast an operating system can load? Here is a video that compares Windows 7, Ubuntu Netbook Remix and one of the early public releases of Chromium. All set to sophisticated music. Makes you want to sail a yacht or something classy like that. Anyways, check it out, you’ll be surprised to see how Netbook Remix performs compared to Windows 7:
It’s not a shock that Windows 7 comes in dead last, but I would have expected Ubuntu to boot up much faster than than that. Let’s hope that newer versions of this Linux netbook OS are able to compete with other operating systems that plan on booting in under ten seconds.
Also, I’d like to point out this isn’t any sort of measurable test – for one thing, Chrome OS is supposed to boot much faster than this when running hardware specifications that are built for it. Although those specs are expected to be closely related to what Netbook Remix usually runs, they are surely not the same required for Windows 7, even the Starter Edition. Plus, this guy seems pretty enamored with Chrome by the way he spends so much time browsing with it during the video. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.