It takes like 7 seconds for firefox/thunderbird to start up.. It only takes like 3 on winblows.. What might be the problem?
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I've found that sometimes long startup times can be because your hostname isn't set right, so it's waiting for something to timeout. Make sure /etc/hostname and /etc/hosts are good.
i can notice this too. firefox takes a good while to start, but after that it seems pretty quick. you cant win em all.