Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Sep 2005 13:28 UTC, submitted by Malahide
Novell and Ximian "We chat to Gnome and coder Michael Meeks about all things Linux. Here's a few of the questions we asked the Novell employee."
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Startup time not that important
by unoengborg on Tue 27th Sep 2005 01:38 UTC
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Most people that use an office suits do other things besides starting and stopping tha applicati÷o.

If I write a document that takes one hour to complete, it doesn't matter much if it takes 1 or 10 seconds to start. The important thing is that it is responsive while you are working with it, and that it have features that speed up my work.

StarOffice/OpenOffice have lots of these kinds of features. As an example, I really miss the auto complete function while typing when ever I have to use MS-Office. That feature alone make up for the somewhat slow startup.

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