- One system (same hardware)
- OS Windows 10
- OS Ubuntu 15.10
- Emacs 25.0.1 with GUI
I have one
dot-emacs file and everything in my
.emacs.d folder (the packages also are located in
.emacs.d). All of these files are located in one Dropbox folder.
On Windows 10:
I symlinked the
.emacs.d from the home folder in Windows to the locations in Dropbox.
On Linux/Ubuntu 15.10:
I have also symlinked the
.emacs.d from my Ubuntu home folder (/home/user/ to the locations in Dropbox.
So all files related to Emacs, are stored in one Dropbox folder across various operation systems.
Windows and Linux are running as dual boot on same disk, so also same hardware.
When I start Emacs on Windows, it takes 7.4 seconds to start.
When I start Emacs on Linux, it takes only 2.3 seconds to start.
This is both with the Emacs with graphical GUI and version 25.05. Both operating systems are located on same computer on same SSD drive. So it's also the same hardware.
The following things are identical on the operating system (Windows 10 and Xubuntu 15.10):
- Emacs software, version 25.0.1
- Configuration files (.emacs.d)
- Harddisk (all files inside `.emacs.d) and both OS'es are on same SSD).
The only difference:
- Compiled Emacs for Windows or Linux respectively is running on Windows or Linux platform. That's the only difference.
I'm struggling to understand why Emacs have noticeably shorter startup time on Ubuntu/Xubuntu than Windows.