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Re: [SLE] Linux still surfs slower than Windows
  • From: BandiPat <penguin0601@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2005 22:19:56 -0500
  • Message-id: <200502202219.57328.penguin0601@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sunday 20 February 2005 11:45 am, Chris Carlen wrote:
> Harry Giles wrote:
> > it clown wrote:
> >> Is firefox slower on all sites or just mainly cnn? Could it
> >> be that the cnn site is more compatible with ie? If cnn is
> >> using css or flash its prob more compatible with ie? I
> >
> > Try this:
> >
> >
> >
> > Harry G
> Holy Sh*t!!!
> That speeds things up remarkably! It works too on Mozilla.
> Now for the interesting part:
> On Mozilla in Win2k, by default it is set with these parameters
> "false" and the repaint variable doesn't exist. Thus, by default the
> two browsers are configured the same on Linux vs. Win2k.
> But the browser surfs slower on Linux with these default settings.
> Also, Win2k still just slightly exceeds the performance of Linux when
> the Linux browser is set with the modified parameters (pipelining on)
> and Windows is not. Oh wow, now with these settings on Windows, it
> is even faster, so Linux still winds up 2-3 times slower :-(
> Thus, there is still something wrong with the Linux side.
> Christopher R. Carlen

I'm thinking you have something not just quite right on your Linux side
or Windows is in some way causing you to see the differences you see.
Although, I'm using SuSE 9.2, I'm not seeing the time differences with
any of my browsers on the cnn site. When I say differences, I mean the
readings you are getting on your Windows side, are comparable to my
Linux readings. But, I only have Linux installed, not a dual boot.

I can't say with any assurance that Windows is affecting things, but I
know there have been several mails on this list complaining about
things like this and they trace it down to something Windows has done
after running it or before running their Linux session. You might try
booting directly to Linux after turning the computer on. Just
rebooting is not going to clear things out that Windows might have

Just a thought,

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