Simply a bunch of Linux related comments from a user who can't stop trying new distributions.
Okay this one drove me nuts.
I used the minimal installer for Ubuntu today to build a XFCE 4.10 based system. Which was easy no problems, even wifi works without prodding.
However, Boot times was another issue. My System76 Lemur-Ultra (lemu4) with an SSD was taking 30-45 seconds to boot! After running into this problem multiple times over the last week after several fresh installations I finally narrowed it down to my wifi card searching and connecting to the network during the boot process.
In the file listed below the Primary Network Interface was set to auto wlan0 which forces the system to try to connect to a wifi signal before moving on to the login screen.
GNU nano 2.2.6 File: /etc/network/interfaces
# The primary network interface
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
wireless-* options are implemented by the wireless-tools package
… wifi settings..
my system now continues the boot process while wifi starts in the background. No I can use that extra 20+ seconds to type in my password.