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Old 05-12-2004, 11:34 AM   #1
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netscape loading, how long does it take for you?

when i start up linux and have loaded anything yet. i open netscape and it takes at least 5 seconds to load it. is this normal? how long does it take for you guys/gals?
Old 05-12-2004, 11:58 AM   #2
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hi nixel,

sounds about right - it does take a while to get up and running..

there are alternatives to netscape's browser though (unless you happen to use netscape / aol web-mail, in which case you're wedded to the netscape messenger mail client..)

for gecko-based browsers, try mozilla firefox / firebird - lightweight and fast, or galeon (part of gnome project) - another nice browser..

then there's konqueror, which i use and very much like

opera is nice, but it's closed-source

or internet explorer running under wine - lovely
Old 05-12-2004, 07:57 PM   #3
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that's funny lynx (text browser comes up in .0005 seconds. Seriuosly AIX comes preloaded with netscape and it takes longer thatn 5 seconds to bring Netscape up on a $70,000 server.


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