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Re: Default Firefox settings



On 10/3/07, Jeroen van Meeuwen <kanarip kanarip com> wrote:
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> Arthur Pemberton wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I recently asked about ways to benchmark Firefox[1] because of how
> > slow I found Firefox to be  on Fedora 7. It was almost unusably slow,
> > prompting me to switch to Konqueror as much as possible.
> >
> > However I have found a short tutorial which after following the speed
> > seems to at least be on par which my laptop (which has half the
> > processing speed, and a slower, IDE hard drive, and slower memory)
> >
> > Assuming I haven't encountered some freak situation, it may be
> > necessary to consider changing the default Firefox settings, one of
> > which is IPV6 DNS. I have zero issues against IPV6 myself, but if it
> > helps make Firefox useful, by all means.
> >
>
> Does upstream think the default settings as provided in the vanilla
> distribution should be adjusted as set forth in [2] ? If they don't, I
> think we shouldn't either.
>
> > Again, if I can provide any objective metrics, please let me know.
> >
> > [1] http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-desktop-list/2007-September/msg00135.html
> > [2] http://www.zolved.com/synapse/view_content/28106/How_to_speed_up_Mozilla_Firefox_on_Ubuntu
> >
>
> Kind regards,
>
> Jeroen van Meeuwen
> - -kanarip


Fair enough, but the speed differences cannot be ignored. Nor is the
fact that it makes Firefox (at least on Fedora) to seem very slow.


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