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Re: Two ways Microsoft sabotages Linux desktop adoption

On Tue, 2006-02-14 at 15:52, Tony Dietrich wrote:
>  I just clicked on the "OpenOffice.org
> > Writer Word processor" icon on the task bar at the bottom
> > of my screen, and it was 58 seconds before it was ready
> > to take a keystroke, on my 2.71 GHz Linux machine. On my
> > 400MHz Win98 machine, Word loads in less than 5 secs.

> OO2 - 7 secs to a useable document.
> And thats with a terminal window with 4 subwindows, including two ssh terminal 
> windows monitoring network installs, gFTP, Quanta, KDevelop, GIMP, Xpdf, 
> firefox and Kontact running open windows, named, mysqld, httpd postfix and 
> dovecot running in addition to the basic background services that are 
> required, such as cups.

> Its a 2.4gHz Athlon box.
> Something wrong with your 58 second machine there Mike :-(

Maybe this is the first load after a reboot or he doesn't
have much RAM.  I just timed 7 seconds on a 2.4 gHZ P4 with
some other stuff running.

  Les Mikesell
   lesmikesell gmail com

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