Softpedia has a story about Ubuntu 9.04 booting in 21 seconds. It is counting from the time the Grub boot loader appears until the logon manager appears. I thought it would be good to compare on Windows7. I have a Lenovo T60p that is a member of a domain. From the time the Lenovo BIOS disappears until the "Press CTRL + ALT + DELETE to log" on appears is 37 seconds. Has anyone tested this on a Windows 7 computer that is not a member of a domain? If so please let me know.
Here is the link for the Ubuntu story.