Boot-time improvements

Lars Wirzenius lars at
Wed Sep 10 07:32:54 UTC 2008

ke, 2008-09-10 kello 09:22 +0200, Markus Hitter kirjoitti:
> This is what Windows XP does already, isn't it? You boot, get  
> automatic login, see the desktop, but essentially have to wait longer  
> to do something useful.

Or, indeed, to do anything. I've experienced this with my girlfriend's
laptop. It is unusable for well over two minutes after the desktop
initially appears: either there's too much CPU and disk load, or things
won't work because something hasn't started yet (like the firewall).
(Obviously something's wrong with it. However, an ignorant user like her
or me can't fix it, and there's no reason to assume they could fix
Ubuntu, either. Except I could fix Ubuntu, but you know what I mean.)

It is very frustating to sit there and not be able to touch the pretty

Accordingly, I am not in favor of faking things. At least they shouldn't
be faked much.

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