I have recently made the switch to ubuntu from Gentoo.
I have been using Gentoo for about 5 years, and I love it, but I decided to try Ubuntu because it's easy to use and because I wont have to compile apps if I want to install something.
I installed Kubuntu, but I am not that found of KDE, so I installed XFCE which I like very much. I like it fast and simple, i used fluxbox on my gentoo installation.
Overall Ubuntu seems like a good OS, good HW support and very easy to use, but maybe a little complicated to optimize and customize.
The performance of the fully booted system is good enough.
I only use the terminal, firefox and sometimes Thunar and rdesktop, but what annoys me is the slow boot.
- What can I do to reduce the system boot time? Is there any apps I can use to disable stuff I dont need, or some configuration I can do to make it faster? I have disabled stuff like bluetooth and kdm, but it was not of much help.
- In gentoo I used to make my own kernels, but it was way to much work to get it to work imho. Is there any tools I can use to make my own kernel with only support for the drivers I need to make it faster?