On Fri, 16 Jan 2004, maso200 @hotmail.com wrote:
> Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2004 16:08:18 +0000
> From: "maso200 @hotmail.com" <maso200 at hotmail.com>
> To: ilug at linux.ie> Subject: Re: [ILUG] XP boots *much* faster than Fedora
>> > > >afaik, xp still loads stuff after the gui is presented and
> > > >you log in. it
> > > >would be nice to have a similar strategy with linux :) I
> > >
> > > It wouldn't actually. I have to use windows and I can tell
> > > you, this is one of the features that really suck. You login but
> > > then you have to wait at least another 30s until the
> > > computer is usable.
> >Not to be jumping onto a Windows band-wagon here, but you log into
> >Gnome/KDE and you have to wait upwards of 30secs too.
> Not exactly. I do not know about KDE but Gnome will let you do
> anything until it starts up completly. The difference I am talking
> about is this:
> Windows: Computer is not ready yet, but you can try to start doing
> Gnome: You must wait until the computer is ready.
If your .login script pops an xterm you can use it for a few seconds
before Gnome is ready and I usually get into my mail inbox and type my
password just before the window manager temporarily steals focus.
> Gnome attitude is IMHO better.
The computer is there to serve ME,
wait for MY vitally important input,
not keep me waiting until it feels ready.
The computer can load that other crap later and let me get started as soon
We'll never beat the imminent 'rise of the machines' if do what the
computer tells us.
For my personal I'd be tempted to put a boot password on and have the
machine login as fast as possible if I could be arsed setting it up.
As for machines I have to share I'd like to force GDM (and GDM really
should assume already) that I am going to load Gnome and preload it. It
is the Gnome Display manager after all. (Blame RedHat! :)
KDE users have KDM or the at least have the good old reliable XDM or
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