Re: Future of desktop splash screens - some thoughts

On Fri, 2004-10-15 at 22:08 +0200, Chipzz wrote:
> On Fri, 15 Oct 2004, Alan Horkan wrote:
> > There is no practical reason for a spash screen.  Exactly none.
> >
> > If the desktop or application starts fast enough a splash screen is
> > unnecessary.  For some applications the splash screen provides a useful
> Maybe YOUR box is fast enough to start gnome with no significant delay,
> but a lot of older boxes are NOT (30 sec startup time is significant).
> The excuse that "hardware nowadays is fast enough" is no excuse for not
> keeping in mind older hardware.
> So I'ld say you're just plain wrong in your assertion.

Yeah. Someone would probably have to do very good work getting nautilus
and/or panel up very quickly for this to make sense. That seems like a
good goal to have, though.


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