Solved Which is the fastest linux?

October 13, 2012 at 19:42:52
Specs: LINUX, 4GB
My windows 7 is taking good time to load completely .Booting windows 7 just for browsing web doesn't feel comfortable for me.

Is there any Linux made that can boot too fast and can be used efficiently for browsing and copying files to external drives?. And it would be awesome if same can be used for watching videos.


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November 21, 2012 at 04:58:19
Try Lubuntu or see http://fix-target.com/fastest-and-b...
try any of them boot from USB and see if that speeds up


#1
October 13, 2012 at 20:43:54
Try Ubuntu 12.04 live cd, on your pc first before you totally swap over. This is a great out of the box distro for video's and anything you need is added easier than Windows.
It starts in less than 25 sec's and thats everything running, and turns off in 3 sec's very fast indeed.

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#2
October 13, 2012 at 23:38:26
I don't think that's a good choice because many of my friends are running ubuntu 10 and higher which also takes equivalent time as windows for booting after a certain period of time of usuage.

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#3
October 13, 2012 at 23:54:46
Mine still runs like new over a year after install, like I said you can try it before you install it.

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#4
October 14, 2012 at 01:40:31
The fastest Linux, in all respects, is one that you build yourself using the Linux From Scratch project. Not for the faint-hearted. But you will end up with a system that is far faster than any conventional install.

Otherwise, I would say that Gentoo, with appropriate configuration, is probably the fastest mainstream Linux install. As you build the kernel and system to suit your hardware and your needs it can take maximum advantage of your processor's properties.


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#5
October 14, 2012 at 14:22:22
I think DSL linux may be one of the faster to boot. Slitaz and austrumi and some of the other minimal are pretty fast. Xpud ran some of the fastest boots in an old system.

The fastest I have seen so far may be MenuetOS but it is not linux. QNX may be second fastest.


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#6
October 14, 2012 at 14:47:06
DSL, Sliitaz and Austraumi They are a fast choice's but lack out of the box video codecs for most format types. You will then have to manually install them.

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#7
October 14, 2012 at 21:09:57
The question was only fast boot I thought. I'd install VLC and run almost any media.

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#8
October 14, 2012 at 21:17:27
"Is there any Linux made that can boot too fast and can be used efficiently for browsing and copying files to external drives?. And it would be awesome if same can be used for watching videos."

I was under the impression it was an all round package, out of the box? Sorry if i'm wrong.

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#9
October 14, 2012 at 21:37:07
What about puppy.

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#10
October 14, 2012 at 22:15:11
Yes, got to love puppy :)

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#11
October 18, 2012 at 19:27:50
Like other OS's, less-demanding versions would likely be "faster" (though not as feature-packed) than the more-demanding ones on equivalent hardware. DSL and Puppy would be at the "faster-end" of the spectrum; Ubuntu, Fedora, and "heavier" versions would be slower.

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#12
October 21, 2012 at 19:21:06
We mostly use laptop for viewing PDFs and prepare notes and assignments. Hence we require only basic function of the processor but need long battery time.

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#13
October 21, 2012 at 20:16:34
I'd opt for Puppy. It'll do all that and more. Speedy little OS too. Imagine it would be as easy on a battery as any.

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November 21, 2012 at 04:58:19
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Try Lubuntu or see http://fix-target.com/fastest-and-b...
try any of them boot from USB and see if that speeds up

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