I have put together a livecd for chemsitry and I have timed different programs.
As expected the livecd is much slower running from the cdrom, but as usual, it depends.
On a PIV 3.2GHz, 512MB, 52xCDROM, the livecd is most of the time faster than from the harddrive on a PIII 850MHz, 128MB, 24xCDROM.
Anyway, more in the pdf file.
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