I have been comparing FFP 18.104.22.168 to the U3 ver. 22.214.171.124 (updated from John's 126.96.36.199 U3)
It seem boot time on the plain FFP is twice as long as the U3 version. Both have the same profiles (I coppied them over to FFP).
Is the U3 version slimmer or use memory better?
I just found the Pegtop version of PStart for U3 and wanted to use the FFP withou the U3 if it was faster.
They actually use the same code on startup. Be sure you're comparing the same types of starts. A start of a profile from a new location (path changed) takes much longer than when it's being started from the same place it was last time (and, oddly, sometimes varies based on other factors I can't determine). Also, a secondary start (starting once off a drive. closing. starting again.) takes much less time as well as much of the info is cached. So, be sure to compare apples to apples. Even when comparing apples to apples, both will sometimes randomly take longer to start. And it seems that placement of the bits on the drive enters into play as well... at least sometimes.
I tested out FF for U3 (188.8.131.52 updated to 184.108.40.206) vs FFP 220.127.116.11 with my fully loaded local profile copied in unaletered both. Both running from my Geek Squad 1gb U3 test drive. They both took about 15-16 seconds to do an initial start.
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I just was trying to speed up the boot time. I have trimmed my extensions down to what I consider my bare minimum, but it is still alot. I have 29.
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