[TriLUG] fedora 7 & 8 slowness?
m.w.lippmann at gmail.com
Tue Apr 1 10:57:36 EDT 2008
In part this might also be due to firefox itself having become more
memory intensive with latter versions. On my windows system at work I
switched to k-meleon some time ago due to frustrations with the slow
loading speed of firefox. K-meleon implements many of the features I
needed plugins for in firefox (like mouse gestures) and truly seems an
order of magnitude faster with most things I do. I was quite surprised
with that, and won't likely go back to ff on windows any time soon.
For Gnome you can try galeon as a perhaps snappier alternative, or
other browsers you can find with yum.
On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 12:45 PM, Tim Jowers <timjowers at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 1:28 PM, Lance A. Brown <lance at bearcircle.net>
> > Tim Jowers wrote:
> > > Conclusion. Laptops have slow disks and todays applications do a lot
> > of
> > > initialization at startup rather than being architected to do these
> > things
> > > in a lazy bg thread or in a cached way. E.g. Firefox is 6K and my disk
> > > transfers at 55MB/s with hdparm; so, it "should" startup with a second
> > or
> > > so. Where's the sloth? Clearly the hdparm read transfer time is far more
> > > optimistic than the real time to read Firefox from the disk. Talking to
> > the
> > > X layer? Drawing the windows? Doing some update check to the web (this
> > one
> > > should not be a differentiator as we compared apples-to-apples with
> > > Firefox)?
> > Firefox isn't, by any means, only 6K. The script in /usr/bin is 6K, but
> > it ends up firing up, eventually, firefox-bin, which is 127K and links
> > into 42 different shared libraries on my centos5 box. Some of those
> > shared libs are firefox specific, as well, so they won't be in memory
> > before firefox is run.
> > That just means even more files and more data to read into memory before
> > firefox can start up properly.
> You're right. Don't know what I was thinking! :-)
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