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Remember the Ubuntu Karmic Koala goal, to boot in 10 seconds? In an Arstechnica post, we are presented with a boot chart from Canonical external developer relations coordinator Jorge Castro which is simply astonishing: the computer start up in just 5 seconds, with Xorg coming up in just 2 seconds, while for normal computers, this is done in 20-25 seconds.

Even though this is done by using an SSD (solid state drive), it's nonetheless a great achievement. Read the whole ArsTechnica article, HERE.

You may also want to read about creating your own boot chart.