Draft: Gutsy beta release announcement

Matt Zimmerman mdz at canonical.com
Mon Oct 1 16:17:02 UTC 2007

On Mon, Oct 01, 2007 at 11:29:06AM +0100, Dougie Richardson wrote:
> Hi Matt,
> <snip>
>> Would you mind sharing your measurements?  Were these both fresh
>> installations?  In my experience, a fresh installation will often boot
>> more
>> quickly than one which has been updated over time.
>> While it's certainly possible that changes made to fix other issues have
>> also provided a faster boot, I would be very hesitant to promote this as a
>> feature of the release without a more concrete idea of the cause and
>> concrete measurements.
> I have set up to VM's each with a fresh install, One
> 7.04, one 7.10 and the 7.10 they boot to the login prompt in 2 minutes 5
> seconds and 1 minute 15 seconds respectively. I used VM's to give a level
> playing field.

Thanks for doing this.  How much memory did you give the two VMs?  I believe
the default is 256.  Do you get the same results if you increase both to

 - mdz

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