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Does it make sense to use "preload" service in Ubuntu Maverick? I have it installed and running with no errors in /var/log/preload.log.

I don't like waiting much for applications to start when I click the icon. I'm even ok with having the boot time longer if it would make starting of frequently used apps instant. Exactly that is what I expect from the preload app.

However, I don't see it working. Starting Ubuntu and waiting until all loads (no disk activity), when I click Chromium icon, it still takes 5 seconds to show the main window and even more to stop the disk flashing. I have 3 GB ram.

Do I misunderstand the concept or is it just not working?

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Improve Application Startup Times With Preload

From Link:

Preload monitors recurring applications and, after establishing a pattern, will preload those binaries into memory at startup. Given that it also has to establish a pattern you may not see a performance increase immediately. Give it some time though, you’ll start to see a difference soon enough!

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How much time? Is two weeks enough time? – František Žiačik Dec 19 '10 at 15:03
I don't know for sure, but I would assume a few reboot cycles would have it down. By the way, if this answer was helpful please click the check mark to mark it as correct. – themicahmachine Dec 19 '10 at 23:36
Hi, I upvoted the answer, but I don't think it's helpful for me. As I stated I've been using it for more than two weeks (every day there are a few boot cycles) and I don't see it working. So my question remains the same - does it work in Maverick, or am I doing something wrong? What should I check or expect? – František Žiačik Dec 21 '10 at 9:44

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