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i am dual booting windows 98 and linux like 98% linux and 2%
windows but i have noticed that linux is much slower to boot than windows ..I have been led to believe that linux is very efficient and slick so why is it so slo .can anyone explain .....???
Distribution: Gentoo, Debian, Ubuntu, Red Hat/CentOS
Boot up is a little slower on Linux I believe because the Kernel takes care to activate the proper apps/daemons and processes ( speculation ). However, you can stop some of those processes from loading in the beginning. I do not know what distro you are using and I am not sure of the command line route. But if you are using Redhat if you go to menu=>server settings=>services you will get a gui list of start up processes and check boxes you can de-.select Alternatively, if you know what you are doing and feel brave, I'm sure if dig around in the files you could find something in a conf file that would allow you to change a value so that the process did not start at boot. I just allow the kernel to do it's thing. Because linux is built for stability, I just don't reboot too often unless X crashes :}
He's using Mandrake9 (9.1?)
The Mandrake Control Centre -> System -> Services allows you to deal with most services that start at boot. Also the SysV-Init Editor allows some powerful configuring of every runlevel. Know what you are doing or you can easily wreck your current setup.
I just boot to use the apps installed .i dont normally interogate the mc for info .. but i am using suse 8.0 which seems ok ....until i need to reboot to recover my default emails in ms but otherwise i use suse which is fine ,and now i am learning emacs and bash with a struggle but i will not go bak to ms w i n - ... Bear with me ok..