Alternative Init System

Lee Revell rlrevell at
Mon Feb 27 18:43:49 GMT 2006

On Mon, 2006-02-27 at 12:53 +0100, Vincent Trouilliez wrote:
> I couldn't agree more (in case my voice counts ;-). 
> One of the things I like in Linux/Ubunto so far, is its
> predictability:
> it's slow to start/boot, but, as soon as Gnome as finished loading, I
> know I can start using it at its full potential NOW. 
> With XP, it's fast to start but once the GUI is loaded, I have to wait
> at least 30 second before I can start programs, and even then, I can
> still see disk activity for at least 2 minutes, for no apparent
> reason.
> this makes me feel uncomfortable and wondering if the OS is really
> fully
> listening to me, or if it's doing something in my back other than care
> about serving my immediate desires. 

Let me guess - these machines are loading virus scanner, Windows
messenger, Office junk, Realplayer, etc.

I have only seen this behavior with Windows on systems that load like 20
extraneous systray apps.  My XP systems are usable withing seconds after
seeing the desktop.


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