pepedog wrote:Aside from hardware differences, on the rpi archlinuxarm soft boots to command prompt in 24 seconds, hard in 10.
Probably most of the gain is from changing from init to systemd.
x86 stuff I have played with that is without co-processor are 8086, 386, 486SX, don't know about my Pentium60
I've just done a fresh install of "hard float" Arch/ARM on my Pi, and it configured itself to use systemd instead of initscripts. The system does seem to boot and run noticeably faster than the old "soft float" version, and I suspect systemd may play a part in that.
Even though I'm trying XFCE this time around (I used Fluxbox on the old install), performance feels smoother and quicker - wonder how fast Fluxbox will run on this setup?