[vox-if] [Fwd: Installfest RSVP]

Robert G. Scofield rscofield at afes.com
Thu Jan 20 13:20:53 PST 2005

On Thursday 20 January 2005 11:47, Jonathan Stickel wrote:
> This one wants linux to boot "fast"
> It must fully reboot (from old GUI desktop through
> BIOS boot to new GUI desktop) as least as quickly as Windows 98SE (which
> takes 110 seconds).  (I would prefer not to login; kiosk mode is fine.)
>   I guess that means Vector Linux, Libranet, or (tweaked) Debian, with
> IceWM or similar, but I am all ears.

I'm no expert, but it looks like he's on the right track.  I *love* SuSE and 
KDE, but I notice that even with a faster machine, KDE 3.3 is running slower 
than earlier versions.  SuSE 9.2 seems to take longer to boot than SuSE 9.0.  
My barebones Debian Sarge boots a lot faster than SuSE.

What I think is that SuSE and KDE are becoming more and more bloated, and that 
this is affecting both boot and performance time.  (Look at all the audio CD 
players, etc. they come with.  Why so many?)


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