April 09, 2009
Linux with XUL Interface, Super-fast Boot

Another neat one from OSNews, xPUD: Linux with an XUL Interface, 10 Second Boot Time is a neat idea in terms of doing something different with the Linux UI.

Of course, it looks like a lot of the reduction of boot time is the post-X-starting time, which is really saying that GNOME and KDE do a lot of stuff after they get started up and before the desktop is usable. While I applaud the new UI, I'm wondering if another desktop interface, regardless of how fast starting, is going to be useful if it sacrifices things like session information and other "modern" capabilities. Still, innovation is always a good thing.

Posted by Arcterex at April 09, 2009 01:41 PM