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Re: [SLE] long boot-up times
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2006 20:26:45 -0400
  • Message-id: <44540445.8010105@xxxxxxxxxx>
kai wrote:
> On Saturday 29 April 2006 10:13 am, Ken Schneider wrote:
>> On Sat, 2006-04-29 at 16:39 +0200, Anders Johansson wrote:
>>> On Saturday 29 April 2006 16:35, Alexey Eremenko wrote:
>>>>> Linux is mostly designed to be running continuosly for days and
>>>>> months without booting.
>>>> SUSE Linux is first & foremost an open-source operating system.
>>>> Therefore it must change to meet the new Home User's requirements.
>>> There is a huge amount of research going on in this area, it's not
>>> something you can just do with one package, if it were that simple it
>>> would have been done long ago. But people are working on it. 10.0 was a
>>> great improvement to previous versions
>> Why not just have KDM start sooner?
>>
> Not sure if that is the only thing. People (like me) tend to compare against
> WinXP in terms of booting. There are a few tricks the MS folks do to get XP
> to boot "faster" than it otherwise might.

One thing they do, is give the appearance of booting faster, by
displaying the desktop early. However, you can't do much, until well
after the desktop appears.

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