Magnus Therning magnus at
Mon Nov 14 09:00:45 CST 2005

On Mon, Nov 14, 2005 at 02:29:58PM +0100, Øivind Hoel wrote:
>On 11/13/05, Shot - Piotr Szotkowski <shot at> wrote:
>>The catch is in 'all the way in' - I think Windows simply brings up
>>the user interface much earlier in the boot process than Ubuntu does.
>>In my experience Windows is very slow for the first half a minute
>>after I log in, as it seems to be still bringing up various parts of
>Windows XP seems to be pretty much ready after 20-30 seconds here.
>All-in. How many virusscanners and how much spyware you have loading
>can probably affect this, however. I have neither, mostly because I
>don't really use windows a whole lot ;-)

Not really on-topic, but I'm bored at work :-)

My wife's WinXP machine is pretty much unresponsive for the first 60-120
seconds after logging in. I believe it's safe to say that this is due to
the amount of (anti-)spyware and other crap that's needed on Windows. I
also believe that this behaviour degrades. It's gotten to the point
where even she is swearing over her computer... she's slowly taking on
the traits of an OSS user ;-)


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