LiveCD Boot Benchmarks: Round 1, Popular LiveCDs

Posted by nick58b on Jun 17, 2005 6:55 AM EDT
FrozenTech; By Nicholas Brand
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One of the most obvious differences between a LiveCD and an operating system installed on a hard drive is the time it takes for the system to start. LiveCDs have the disadvantage of all CDs, easily being 15 times slower in both transfer and access speeds than standard hard drives. Even with this huge variation in speed, the average LiveCD does not take 15 times longer to boot than the same software installed to a hard drive. This article will provide an overview of the boot speeds of nine popular LiveCDs in several different configurations.

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