Opening MC from a GUI with Xvesa in a VM is instantaneous for me...
Works nicely for me, too, but not "instantaneous" by a long shot - though not distractingly slow. It might have something to do with the fact that I cut the memory in my VM from 1 GB back to 128 MB or the fact that I'm a total noob at virtualization.
32 bit core4.7.7, Xprogs, Xorg-7.6, wbar, jwm | - Testing -
PPR, data persistence through filetool.sh | 32 bit core 8.0 alpha 1
USB Flash drive, one partition, ext2, grub4dos | Otherwise similar