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From: "linuxdev" <linuxdev(a)indiatimes.com>
To: "GNULinux Users Group Mumbai India" <linuxers(a)mm.ilug-bom.org.in>
Sent: Saturday, January 24, 2004 3:35 PM
Subject: Re: [ILUG-BOM] RE: Why does Linux access the HDD so much?
Talking of the preloader of mozilla in Windows, can we have a
pre-loader in linux ??
I would say it wouldn't be too difficult to write
a daemon that preloads
stuff and keeps general statistics as to which
executable/library is used
This would increase the booting time by little but the
net result should
be quite surprising in my opinion.
IE starts so fast in windows is because just about
everything that it
requires is preloaded when windows boots. On the other hand most
stuff that mozilla needs is loaded when it is started.
You mis understood. I was not comparing IE with Mozilla. I consider
Mozilla's performance far superior to Mozilla. What I was saying is that
mozilla on windows has a fast loader facility. The same mozilla on Linux,
made by the same team, does not have the facility. That is my crib. I can
understand 2 different groups / teams not providing a feature which one of
them has, but the same team ? Perhaps it is becuase they had to do it in
windows as the first version of mozilla was not popular on Ms Windows
platform due to its start up time. On Linux, people used it anyway