dkd903 (1156359) writes "Ubuntu 10.10 has only entered the Beta. However, it looks like it is doing extremely well in cutting down the boot time.
There is even a video showing Ubuntu 10.10 in a mere 8.6 seconds. That is the total time it takes from GRUB to get to a usable desktop. However the computer on which this happened, uses a SSD." Link to Original Source