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Re: [SLE] Linux still surfs slower than Windows
  • From: Chris Carlen <crobc@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2005 08:45:28 -0800
  • Message-id: <4218BEA8.8040102@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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
SuSE 9.1 Linux 2.6.5

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