I couldn’t wait, so I upgraded yesterday to 9.04 beta. And as usual my monitor set up, 2 screens and Nvidia driver played up. So after 2 hours of stabbing in the dark I got the new driver and my x-server to play nicely together again.
I’m not sure if it booting up any faster, but some programs do start up a wee bit faster. Some GUI’s have changed such as the wallpaper, else I can’t see any different.
Though it does now have a new file system called EXT4, didn’t update my drive to that, so I do not know if that would be any improvement.