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Re: Firefox Running Slow in Linux



On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 2:02 PM, Marc Ferguson <marcferguson gmail com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I know I'll probably get hazed by this already saturated question, but I
> haven't found any solid answers to my issue from the archives.  I'm running
> Fedora 10 x86_64 and loving the "adventure" of running an 64 bit system.
> I'm also running Firefox 3.0.x (x86_64), but I've noticed that it's not very
> smooth compared to it running on a Windows machine and I'm little confused
> why.
>
> It's more the scroll bar than anything else.  It's something small, but it's
> ruining the surfing experience and I'm a little embarrassed to let other
> people use it on my desktop.  I don't want to give Linux a bad name and
> these folks are primarily Windows/MAC users.  So; their experience with
> using Firefox on my system is a tainted one.
>
> I've tried running Swiftfox, but I haven't gotten it to load (that's another
> issue) so I'm kind of stuck with Firefox.


All instances of Firefox on Linux that I have tried run arbitrarily
slow. I've come to the conclusion that Mozilla doesn't care about
Linux. Stuff that happens almost instantly on older Windows machines
take several seconds on my fairly beefed up workstation. I've more or
less given up on it.


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