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Hi :)
Either open or shut.  There is no need to try to fool yourself into thinking something is not 
really open but have it open in a hidden way taking up space in Cache, Ram and Swap/Virtual-memory. 

One of my co-workers (on Windows) gets really frustrated waiting for things to open.  You can 
almost see steam rising.  If something does take too long for her then she shuts it quickly as soon 
as it's open and then tries opening it again.  I think slow opening gives the impression that it's 
going to be slow when typing things in and stuff.  

That could be another reason why people at work are avoiding using LO.  I think i have got to try 
to get the quickstarter onto all the Windows sides of the dual-boots.  It'd be nice to upgrade to 
the 3.5.4 at the same time :)

Regards from
Tom :)  

--- On Mon, 21/5/12, Marc Paré <> wrote:

From: Marc Paré <>
Subject: [libreoffice-users] Re: No QuickStarter? (Linux)
Date: Monday, 21 May, 2012, 10:11

Hi Tom,

Le 2012-05-21 05:01, Tom Davies a écrit :
Hi :)
I don't think the QuickStarter is made for Gnu&Linux systems.  We get a bit spoiled.  If things 
don't almost instantly then we tend to be a bit impatient.

With Windows people get used to their systems slowing down quite a lot or being given a system 
that is desperately slow.  It gets so slow that a number of work-arounds have been built, such as 
keeping programs open all the time even if they are not being used.  This makes them appear to 
'open' faster and gives the illusion that the system is more responsive.  Of course that tends to 
slow Windows even more because programs can't share libraries and other components in Ram and 
Swap/Virtual-memory.  So, people figure out work-arounds such as going off to make a cuppa tea or 
deal with filing or double-clicking a load of times in frustration.

The question is whether you really need quickstarter?  Roughly how long does it take to open 
LibreOffice?  It usually is quite slow, like the Gimp.  Are other programs also slow?  Is it 
possible to add some more Ram or get a newer cpu with more L1 or L2 cache?  Obviously DDR ram is 
too expensive and just not worth it but DDR2 is cheaper and DDR3 is worth buying at the moment.  
Cpu can have more impact for less money though.

Regards from
Tom :)

Quite frankly, I didn't use QuickStarter when it was available for Linux, I preferred to reserve my 
RAM for other purposes. I usually kept my OOo or LibreOffice open all the time -- I used it for my 
teaching plans, lessons etc. I normally have FF, TBird, LibreOffice open. I am also spoiled in that 
I also have 2X19inch monitors which makes it easy to slide windows from one side to the other.



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