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Old 08. Mar 2018, 02:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default LinuxMint Cinnamon 18 vs MX 17 boot speed

I don't know about the rest of you, but, much to my surprise, Linux Mint Cinnamon 18 boots up in less than 10 seconds while MX 17 takes about twice the time.
Always thought XFCE would be lightning faster compared to Cinnamon (which up until now, has always been quite slow for me).
Depends on hardware?

Dual boot on Win 10 64bit SSD

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Wonder what to do with an extra 10 seconds?

Of course it can be hardware related as in available memory or dual-core v i7 but it can also depend on what you have set to autostart and even themes.

I find the MX series to be one of the best distros available. I`ve tried to love Plasma 5 without much success and I guess this is one reason why Mint are dropping KDE. MX-16 KDE Added however is still supported until 2020 and at least with KDE4 you get a nice layout without all the flat boring white stuff that was forced on users first by Microsoft and then Linux.
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Old 08. Mar 2018, 09:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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10 seconds comes in handy when you just want to quickly check for email or finish printing something before imminent thunderstorms blow your computer to smithereens (as it has happened to me before).

Hum... anyway.
Do you think MX might have too many things set up to run by default?
'cause, i don't add more apps there than i would on LinuxMint.
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10 seconds comes in handy when you just want to quickly check for email or finish printing something before imminent thunderstorms blow your computer to smithereens (as it has happened to me before).

Hum... anyway.
Do you think MX might have too many things set up to run by default?
'cause, i don't add more apps there than i would on LinuxMint.
Storms here are a daily event for most of the summer. Only last week two HT poles were snapped like toothpicks just below us and we were without power (and internet) for 20 hours until it all got fixed.

Every electrical item in the house of any value has its own surge breaker and the desktops/monitors run through a UPS that gives us 20 minutes to save data and close down properly if the mains fails. Even so, we shut them down anyway during a bad storm and switch to the laptops, assuming the internet is still working.

Stuff like external drives can also slow down the boot process.

Can`t comment on startups for MX Xfce because I only have the KDE Added version installed currently. You can always go through the list and disable anything you don`t need.
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Wonder what to do with an extra 10 seconds?

Two guys on Ghacks said it all:

"... I personally have still not gotten over my “gee whiz” and “that’s amazing” feeling, when I can send and receive information of all sorts on a planet-wide basis in less time than it took Ferdinand Magellan to reach Bora-Bora!

What an amazing world we live in, even compared to the 1960’s, never mind the isolation that Marco Polo must have at times felt on a long camel ride away from all known Wi-Fi hot spots!

Put me down as a fellow who is happy to wait a couple of seconds now and again just for the privilege of being part of this supernal network of people, places, music, art, finance, news, humor, scenery and wonder ..."

"... If memory serves correctly, I recall in 1985 with an AOL dial up 56kb line, a 16 color 640*480 image downloaded a pixel at a time as you watched the screen slowly develop the image. I think some bulletin boards only connected at 16 kbps. Today is, relatively speaking, a miracle age for sure. It’s hard to imagine what our grandchildren will experience ..."
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@Panzer - that was a wonderful reflexion Panzer!
We quickly forget how things have evolved and "distances" shortened.

@MC - holy smokes! where exactly is your B.R. located?
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@MC - holy smokes! where exactly is your B.R. located?
Brazil - mountain city of Teresopolis although we are literally up the mountain, in the forest and nowhere near the city.

This is a picture of our place, or part of it as there's another level below, taken last week when our builders were replacing the cement in the ridge tiles.

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MC = Tarzan
Monica = Jane

The house looks like a Japanese one because of the roof ...
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The house looks like a Japanese one because of the roof ...
Good observation. The house is actually half wood/half brick and was influenced by a Japanese design when the original owners built it.
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Do you have fast internet there or are you relying on pidgeons/monkeys for communication?

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