In Mac OS X (10.6.3) there's a big difference in the time it takes for the computer to become responsive when you either start up your computer from cold, or or when you log out and sign in as a new (or the same) user.
By 'responsive', I mean the computer has finished to open Start-up Items, and actually opens new applications when they're clicked instead of just bouncing them endlessly in the Dock.
- Why is this?
- Is there any way to take advantage of a potential answer to 1) to make a Mac responsive faster in general? (I know, Apple probably would have already done it, but anyway...)
EDIT 1: I actually run OS X 10.6.4, forgot the last update
EDIT 2: My computer runs fine, this question was more of a nice to know type question.