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Actually my 3 second test, as stated in a past post, was with 3 utilities open on the screen and 2 or 3 Firefox browser windows open. The utilities are always loaded at boot by my choice. I have several FF windows open with many tabs involved. That is part of my "normal" desktop use so I do not have to keep opening those pages every day or so, and sometimes 3 or 6 times a day.

So with all that background packages, 3 seconds is not bad at all for a Ubuntu 12.04LTS system.

Now on my Win7 laptops, well that is a different story, or similar maybe. I have a "ton" of security packages loaded up at boot time. Also there are some utilities and other options loaded, like printer management and other "stuff" like that. So there is much more packages running in the background with the Win7 laptops - both dual core but different power - so click to splash to ready for work will take longer. To be honest, I am one of those people that believes that Windows is a OS that can be easily infected with "nasties" so you must have a lot of security utilities running to keep that from happening. I know some fools that do not even run anti-virus packages. They say "why bother", "I am safe", "I never go to sites that will infect me", or my favorite "It will never happen to me. You are just paranoid".

So, the key is that fact that LO is faster loading to a usable state, now, than it was last year. Also, it is not the speed to the splash screen, but the speed of how long it will take till you are able to use the package.

So if you run all of the security package, like I do, on Windows it will take longer to load up completely than with less security. The same with Linux and how much is running in the background. The same system, down to the exact same CPU, RAM, drive, OS, etc., will take different times depending on what is installed and running. Even a fragmented drive will reduce the load and usage speeds.

So let us just say LO is loading faster than before and if a person cannot wait for a few seconds for load time, then they will not be happy with most packages out there that does similar "work". Tablets can be worse load times for their packages and I know of no one locally who has complained about that.

On 08/06/2013 07:06 AM, Andrew Brown wrote:
Ha! Ha! there you go, LO just runs on whatever platform and O/S of your choice. And for the most part, what is a minute or less really from switch on to productive use of something. I can't make a cup of tea in that time, and I mean a real brewed cup of tea. Now at least the movies can show an actor sitting down in front of a PC and almost instantly start to work on it, I used to laugh at this in the past :-P



On 06/08/2013 04:12 AM, Virgil Arrington wrote:
On 08/05/2013 05:03 PM, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :)
That is weird.

On this fairly crumby laptop, 2.2GHz (hmmm, not so crumby after all) it took about 0-1 seconds for the LO splash-screen to appear. Same on my really nice desktop, 1.86GHz (hmmm, not so nice after all!). Both running Ubuntu and fairly old versions of LO (i think). Meanwhile on Windows 2.93GHz it took about 1s to open Writer completely. Didn't even have time to see the splash screen.

I have a Sony Vaio laptop. I'm running a dual boot Windows 7 and Linux Mint 15 (running in the Windows WUBI installer). I just started using LO 4 on the Linux Mint side and immediately noticed how much faster it runs on Mint rather than Win7. I'm sure there are a lot of variables, and I haven't tested them all, but so far, I'm really pleased with the performance of LO on Mint.


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