Software :: Why Do Windows Applications Start Faster

Jan 12, 2010

I noticed that on Linux, applications are much, much smaller but they take forever to start sometimes (namely, OpenOffice). However, MS Office starts up super fast, but I see it is huge (it needs 2GB to install).

Is there a trade-off between size and start time? If so, is it possible to "enlarge" some of my programs so they would start faster? I have plenty of unused disk space, and a few larger programs wouldn't really hurt.

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Software :: Applications That Are Faster In 64-bit?

Apr 18, 2011

It is rumoured that video processing is somewhat faster in 64-bit but the one application I have for video encoding (avidemux) is not. Tested against a stopwatch the 64-bit version is just as fast as the 32-bit one.

What applications take advantage of 64-bit cpu instructions so the 64-bit version runs faster?

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Fedora :: Make Yum Faster To Start Up?

May 5, 2011

When I haven't run yum for a little awhile, it's slow to start up because it goes through all the progress bars of downloading from different repositories. specially, just now updates/primary_db had to download 5.5MB.

Is there some way to automate this so it happens in the background and not when starting up?

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General :: Mac-like Tweak To Make Programs Start Faster

Apr 24, 2010

I've been working with Macs nowadays and noticed that programs load like "instantly" once it has been open and closed.

I don't know if MAC is pre-fetching them to somewhere but it is good to start Firefox right after you closed it.

what MAC actually does and how this could be implemented ? I have 6gb of ram on my laptop. Running Kubuntu 10.04 RC1.

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Programming :: Programs Run Faster Than Windows?

Jul 25, 2010

I know this may be just me being a little bias on OS's but... I quite honestly believe that "some" programs run faster on linux than on windows.

Open Office for example, It runs amazingly fast on my linux distro but runs horribly (laggy) on my Vista machine.

Firefox also appears to run faster on my linux machine than on my Vista machine.

There are several more examples but I could go on and on with this.

My point is, do programs run faster on linux than on windows? Or is it just me that is in denial?

I am not sure if comparing linux to Vista is a good comparison in terms of program speed or not...

Also it should be noted that the Vista machine "hardware" is "several" times faster than my linux machine's "hardware".

I am not trying to start a flame war or anything like that, I am just trying to make sure I haven't totally lost my mind.

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Debian :: Ethernet Speed Much Faster In Windows

Feb 14, 2011

I currently have debian installed dual booting with windows 7. Whenever I go to I ger over 20mbs with windows 7 and .098mbs with debian and ubuntu can wnyone tell me what is going on. I called AT&T Uverse and they said that I had over 900 file sharing sessions still open and that is what was causing the problem so they reset my network gateway for me ad we tried again, same thing debian low ethernet speed windows 7 very high ethernet speed can anyone help me out with this

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Ubuntu :: Restore Open Windows Faster?

Jul 27, 2010

I'd like open windows to reappear from the taskbar faster. There's always a delay of at least 1 or 2 seconds between clicking on a minimized window and it being restored.

At first I assumed this was a limitation of ubuntu, but I've realised since the delay is the same across the board, regardless of the application, which makes me think it's a deliberate setting.

Am I right - and if so where can I alter it?

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Ubuntu :: Windows Loading Pages Faster Using Firefox?

Oct 1, 2010

Two very simmilar laptops connected to the same WiFi router loading the same web pages. Firefox on Windows does that for 3 secons, while Firefox on Ubuntu needs 1-3 minutes to load the same page. What could be the reason for this? Any idea how to fix it? The laptop with Ubuntu runs 10.04 LTS (lucid), Firefox is 3.6.10 and on any other WiFi network it loads the web pages really faster but why is much slower than Windows now?When testing the speed on URL...Ubuntu loads times faster than Windows. The WiFi router has been reseted. Firefox has been started in -safe-mode, both didn't help.

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Ubuntu :: X-Windows: Pointer Moves Faster Horizontally Than Vertically?

Feb 7, 2011

I've set up the Apple Magic Trackpad with my dual-scren Ubuntu system, the screens of which give me combined screen resolution 3360x1050. It works basically, however the coordinate ranges are messed up, as follows.Moving my finger the bottom of the trackpad to the top, my pointer moves from bottom of display to top.However the same is true horizontally: From the left side of the trackpad to the right, the pointer moves from the left of the monitor A to the right of monitor B.Thus the speed horizontally is 3 times what it is vertically.How can I fix this? Even if I remove one monitor (no big deal) the pointer will still move 50% faster horizontally

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Debian :: Can't Start Any Applications

May 14, 2010

I am running Sid. After a dist-upgrade, when I boot into a DE, trying to run applications doesn't work.

If I click on an icon, I see a "Starting <Application>" icon on the task bar and then it dies. If I try running Alt-F2 and then typing the name of the application, nothing happens.

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Debian :: Can't Start Python GTK Applications

Oct 27, 2015

I use Terminator as my terminal and in the last couple of months, I need to either run

LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ /usr/bin/terminator
symbolic link /usr/local/lib/ to the above file

In order to have the application run without the error message: You need to install the python bindings for gobject, gtk and pango to run Terminator.

I have been using the symlink method for the most part, but when I run an apt upgrade, often the /usr/local/lib/ symblink changes to point to /usr/local/lib/ and I have to manually re-link.

I have tried reinstalling gobject, gtk and pango packages for python but nothing has worked.

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Fedora Installation :: F15 With KDE Applications Will Not Start

Jun 29, 2011

Have been running F 15 with Gnome, no problems. Decided to install KDE to compare to Gnome. (I used KDE several versions ago). Desktop appears normal, however only some applications would open. Reinstalled KDE, again desktop appears normal, however now no applications open (including settings and file system).

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Ubuntu :: Start Session With Last Applications

Jul 29, 2010

one month I switch the workspaces(desk1 to desk2), and open some applications, then I tried to save them. till now even I close them always, but they appear after each startup.

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Ubuntu :: 3D Accelerated Applications Start?

Oct 12, 2010

I'm running the latest 10.10 and loving it, former Windows user I noticed just shortly after installing 10.4, that a few select applications would open and I would see "Starting (application name)" and then it would close and nothing else would happen. I suspect this is related to the fact that I recently took my Video Card out of my PC and Ubuntu is not detecting my Intel Chip?

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Applications :: HAL And DBUS Fail To Start

Jan 21, 2010

I don't know if this is the right place to post this but here goes anyway.

ASUS Pro50n Laptop
Distro: Arch Linux
WM/DE: Gnome

I've recently installed Arch linux with the gnome desktop environment, and everything is working fine apart from HAL and DBUS. I'm not sure why this problem is happening and I have no idea about any settings for HAL and DBUS all I know is what it says in the wiki.

The problem I have is that HAL and DBUS fail to start. I have tried /etc/rc.d/hal start and get the message BUSY.. then FAIL. I have tried /etc/rc.d/dbus start and get exactly the same. I have tried restart and that also fails. *EDIT* I have just tried /etc/rc.d/dbus start again without changing a thing and dbus has started successfully but HAL still fails.

The further problem, which I think is related to HAL not starting... possibly... Is that I can't watch DVD's / anything in the DVD drive. I can see it in Places >Computer as "CD/DVD Drive: 3_MEN_IN_ANOTHER_BOAT" but when I click to load it or if I open Totem and try and load it all I get is the error: Unable to mount location: Not Authorized. Is this related to HAL or is this a completely different issue?

*EDIT* fixed the HAL problem, reinstalled xf86-input-evdev package and it seemed to fix the problem. However I am still having a problem with watching DVD's

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CentOS 5 :: X Resets When Start Applications?

Jan 8, 2010

I installed today's set of updates in CentOS 5.3, and now every time I start an some applications, X resets and I am logged out.I would appreciate any tips on diagnosing this problem.

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Fedora :: Use Keyboard Shortcuts To Start Applications In KDE?

May 31, 2010

It is possible to set a keyboard shortcut to start an application in KDE? As example, win+f to start firefox. I know it is an option in menu editor, but it doesn't work. From the many distros I tried with KDE ( openSUSE, Arch, Gentoo, Mandriva ), only in Fedora 12 worked this option, and I hoped it will in F13 too, this is one of the reasons I installed Fedora. So it is a bug, regression, or I am doing things not the right way?

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General :: DirectFB Applications Refuse To Start

Sep 5, 2010

I get something like:

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~| DirectFB 1.2.10 |~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
(c) 2001-2008 The world wide DirectFB Open Source Community
(c) 2000-2004 Convergence (integrated media) GmbH
(*) DirectFB/Core: Single Application Core. (2010-06-30 18:13)
(*) Direct/Memcpy: Using Generic 64bit memcpy()


when I launch (i.e.):

$ links2 -driver directfb

It's a brand new thing for me, maybe I'm misunderstanding some basic concepts.

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Ubuntu :: Delay Auto Start Up Applications?

Apr 3, 2011

I have it set up to start my music player (RBox) and torrent program (Transmission) when I log in. The problem is all my data is set on my 1TB external hard drive, because my internal hard drive only has 80GBs of space. When I start up the programs open but the external hasn't had time to link the file directories which messes screws up my torrents into having to verify every time and my music has to "recalibrate" as it were.

This isn't an issue when I manually open the programs after a minute or so but what my question really comes down to is... Is there a way to delay an automatic startup? Say, run application 3 minutes into boot up?

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Applications :: Start TCPdump And Download File By FTP

Nov 17, 2010

I need to start a tcpdump, and then download a file by FTP. I can't understand any way of achieving this in the tcpdump man file.

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Ubuntu :: Startup Applications Failed To Start

Feb 28, 2010

I have a problem in my Ubuntu box. The applications defined in "Startup applications" fail to start. On another user's account, everything works fine. I think that's some configuration problem. Where are the data of of the startup applications stored? (i suppose it's .xx file that I could just delete to restore defaults)

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OpenSUSE Install :: Applications To Start-up At System Started

Dec 6, 2010

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Ubuntu :: Conky To Run At Start Up - Not Configured To Stand On Top Of My Applications

Jul 13, 2010

I have been wanting conky to run at start up... fortunately I got that part done (I am very new) but after that, even though my conky was not configured to stand on top of my applications it would, and I didn't want that so I added some more code, and now it disappears if I click over it, it is still running, just not visible.

Here is my code...

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Ubuntu :: Scilab Fails To Start From Applications Menu

Jul 27, 2010

I have installed Scilab through the Ubuntu software center. When I try to launch it from the Applications menu it will not start. Same hapens if i try to launch it using alt-F2. But I can launch it using the terminal.

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Ubuntu :: Start Program Minimized - Startup Applications?

Sep 12, 2010

I'm putting a program in my startup applications that is completely GUI, with no command line options. The program is Calibre, if anybody is curious. Is there any way to start this program minimized? Gnome, Lucid, x64

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Ubuntu :: Always Start Certain Applications In Inverted-color Mode?

Jul 15, 2011

I know that you can hit super + n to invert colors of the currently active window. Is there a way to start an application, let's say for instance nautilus, always in this mode?What's the actual command behind super + n?

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Applications :: Start Gui App And Desktop On A Remote Computer Threw Ssh?

Apr 14, 2009

I have an ssh question that I have not been able to figure out.

I am sitting in front of computer A on computer B I would like to start mplayer and have it display a movie on computer B's screen. I think a better question might be how do I start a gui application and the Desktop on a remote computer threw ssh.

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Applications :: Getting Ready To Start Programming / What's Good Program To Use

Jan 20, 2010

I was wanting to know what's a good programming suite that is comparable to MS Visual C++. I'm also curious about the portability of something I make in Linux, can I make a program in Linux and import it over to Windows, and what would be involved in making it compatible?

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Applications :: TCPdump Setup To Automatically Start Process Again

Jul 1, 2010

We are having a Linux box with Tcpdump continuously running on it to monitor bunch of sources. Separate Tcpdump process runs in a background for each host for monitoring traffic. I use -w option with it to save the capture in the pcap format to analyze it later. Now what I need is, if the Linux machine gets rebooted amidst of its packet capturing activity, I want tcpdump to automatically start the process again for every host without overwriting previous captures.

Remember: Without overwriting previous captures . . .
Basically, I will be keeping all the tcpdump commands in the shell script and will load the script at startup during the linux boot. Is there any way to achieve this case, where by on rebooting, Tcpdump does not overwrite previous captures?

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Software :: Package To Choose Start Up Applications In Gnome?

Feb 25, 2010

What title says, I am creating a lxde/gnome mix and cant remember the name of the package and cant find it.

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