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Re: Firefox Running Slow in Linux

On Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 6:09 PM, Patrick O'Callaghan
<pocallaghan gmail com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-02-03 at 16:24 -0600, Arthur Pemberton wrote:
>> On Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 10:49 AM, Daniel B. Thurman <dant cdkkt com> wrote:
>> > Well, what do you mean by rendering?  What exactly are you 'rendering'?
>> The HTML and images that are being converted to pixels.
>> >  Running
>> > a java-based or some other application like a mandelbrot application or
>> > what? You
>> > might let us know exactly what you are doing?
>> Just browsing the internet.
>> > It is hard to tell with the little data you are giving as to determine if by
>> > rendering you
>> > are getting `streaming data' coming from "remote" or "local" sources  and if
>> > the
>> > data (for rendering?) coming from local/remote servers and/or services?
>> Doesn't rendering simply mean creating visuals from data?
>> > Just wondered,
>> > Dan
>> I'm talking about scrolling through long pages and zooming in and out,
>> things Firefox on Windows handles with no effort.
> I'll just comment that I have no performance problems with FF on F10
> x86_64, except that it can take a while to start up and has sometimes
> been known to suck cpu (possibly the Java plugin is doing this in my
> case). This is KDE 4.1, Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB of RAM (but it was the
> same with 2GB) and onboard Intel video. I don't use Compiz. I do use
> AdBlock, Flashblock and NoScript.

Not to over stretch this topic, but you have a Core2Duo with 4GB of
RAM, so if you were seeing performance issues with Firefox, that would
be it was _really_ slow as opposed to just slow.

Additionally, using AdBlock actually makes it faster (for me).

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