Computer: Compaq Mini 730eo (Atom N270 1,6 GHz with 4200 rpm harddrive)
OS 1: Windows XP Home (Service Pack 3)
OS 2: Ubuntu Netbook Remix 10.04
Scenario: One Firefox instance open that has loaded Gmail.
Time to boot computer to bootloader: 8 s. This number can be added to the below times to get the total startup time.
|To hibernate||48 s||14 s|
|From hibernate||40 s||18 s|
Why is Windows so much faster? I don't know. One guess I have is that Ubuntu saves the entire RAM to disc, including caches and buffers. But that would be rather crazy, so it is probably some other explanation.