Last month we had measured Ubuntu's boot performance via the
open-source Bootchart utility and had done this on all Ubuntu releases
between Ubuntu 6.06 LTS and the latest development build at the time for
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. From this testing we had found the boot time to
decrease with each official release and the maximum disk throughput
increasing. With Fedora 9 Sulphur due out next month, we have done this
same boot performance testing on the Fedora side with Core 4, Core 5,
Core 6, 7, 8, and 9 Rawhide.