All the distro’s had a fair chance each install was rebooted 5 times to allow the hardware and install to ‘settle down’. The timing matrix should be pretty clear to anyone that reads it, Power On means pressing the power button and starting the stopwatch simultaneously timing to the Grub/Boot Loader screen.

I then started the process again (Rebooted) and timed from Grub to the Login Screen, another Reboot and timed from Login Screen to a ‘Usable’ Desktop.

openSUSE 64Bit 10.3
Action Result Seconds
Power On —> Grub (boot Loader) 29.995
Grub (Boot Loader) —> Login Screen 28.104
Login Screen —> Desktop 10.055

TOTAL

68.154

Ubuntu “Gutsy Gibbon”
Action Result Seconds
Power On —> Grub (boot Loader) 39.985
Grub (Boot Loader) —> Login Screen 25.339
Login Screen —> Desktop 29.494

TOTAL

94.818

SimplyMepis “6.9.90 Bet6 32Bit”
Action Result Seconds
Power On —> Grub (boot Loader) 28.142
Grub (Boot Loader) —> Login Screen 34.592
Login Screen —> Desktop 17.940

TOTAL

80.674
Fedora “F8”
Action Result Seconds
Power On —> Grub (boot Loader) 28.252
Grub (Boot Loader) —> Login Screen 23.104
Login Screen —> Desktop 11.69

TOTAL

52.525
ArchLinux “Don’t Panic”
Action Result Seconds
Power On —> Grub (boot Loader)

29.148

Grub (Boot Loader) —> Login Screen

23.268

Login Screen —> Desktop

10.601

TOTAL

63.017

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