Both Lucid and Maverick are running contentedly on my two laptops and the Inspiron 6400 just got a whole lot faster: the boot time of Lucid turns out to be over three minutes faster than my old XP installation and, surprisingly, Maverick takes about the same time on the 1501.
|Computer (RAM)||Operating System||Network Connection||Login Dialog Time (mm:ss)||Total Boot Time (mm:ss)|
|DELL Dimension 8400 (3.0GB RAM - Desktop)||Ubuntu 10.04 LTS||Ethernet||c 00:30||01:05.75|
|DELL Inspiron 1501 |
(1.0GB RAM - Laptop)
|Ubuntu 10.10||Wireless||c 00:36||01:14.0|
|DELL Inspiron 530s |
(3.0GB RAM - Desktop)
|Win Vista Home Premium (SP2)||Ethernet||c 00:45||02:02.75|
|DELL Inspiron 6400 |
(2.0GB RAM - Laptop)
|Ubuntu 10.04 LTS||Wireless||c 00:45||01:14.0|
In fairness, I have made some other changes that affect the results:
- I've migrated to Google's Chromium web browser on both my laptops, so that means that useful work is achieved faster than would otherwise (i.e. using Firefox) be the case.
- Some of the Compiz eye candy (specifically window management and 3D/rotating cube) has not been restored on the 1501.
I confess that I'm amazed at how well Maverick is running on my old DELL Inspiron 1501: I wonder how Win7 would perform on the same platform.