I have a Pentium Dual Core with 1 GB of RAM. I'm looking for a variant that boots and gets me to Firefox/Chrome the fastest.
I can run the main Ubuntu with Unity on it. So, I'm not really looking for some Ubuntu which HAS to be a stripped-down version to be run on my machine.
I read about Xubuntu being 'faster' than Ubuntu-with-Unity and Lubuntu being even faster than Xubuntu. I understand that the term 'faster' implies as in the system being more responsive with less resources being hogged by the Desktop Environment. Can any one tell me if it translates to quicker booting times? Any link that compares the booting times of the lightweight versions of Ubuntu would be most welcome.
I just want to switch on the machine (I have to do a lot of cold boots. So the Sleep Mode is not an option) and get to the functioning browser window fast.