The reason for this video is because I am so impressed by how much faster Fedora 20 is than the version that replaces. I don’t mean that does a faster compiling, but you can actually run a compile and do some animation rendering, while at the same time do something else, something normal, like browsing internet or watching a movie.
And the fantastic thing is that you won’t even notice that you run a couple of heavy processes on background. I didn’t run any games, for obvious reasons!
Again, I just compare Fedora 20 with Fedora 19 and other distros like Arch or Gentoo might be faster. Fedora 20 boots faster (~1sec), launches apps faster but the most impressive thing, it’s Fedora’s amazing responsiveness.
There is explanation, why Fedora 20 is faster than 19, but I got no time to write about :(
Unfortunately when I started to record the video with Shell embedded desktop recorder, everything became noticeable slower. I got so much disappointed that I was thinking to skip this demo, but instead I just made a very “handy” screecasting.
Firefox opens with 1.5x speed, just to save some time!
Paul Walker youtube isn’t an accident. I love Paul Walker and his movies and I will really miss him. I wanted to put a title like “Fedora 20 is Fast and Furious” like a small tribute to his memory, but some times people seem to take things wrong.
By the way, if you want to increase the speed of Fedora and any other Systemd distro, you can check this post.