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Old 08-28-2004, 10:39 PM   #1
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best/fastest browser


ok ive used pretty much all browsers...and theyall have advantages/disadvantages

mozilla - sluggish / displays web sites as they were meant to be..
firefox - sluggish...too long to execute after booting up, tab switching slow
konqueror - fast startup, some websites not displayed ok..too many tabs causes my system to hang(a 2Ghz athlon xp and 1GB of DDR ram)
epiphany and galeon -tab switching is again slow..


can anyone tell me if im missing anything or how i can rectify any one of these annoying problems?yeah and i have tried athlon xp specific builds but they dont help too much..
 
Old 08-28-2004, 11:45 PM   #2
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firefox shouldn't be sluggish at all on an athlon xp system.. do you happen to have dma enabled on your hard disk?

As root do:

hdparm /dev/hda (if hda is your linux hard disk)

if dma is enabled it will be a (1)
 
Old 08-29-2004, 12:02 AM   #3
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The usage of the correct display drivers can also improve the overall performance. I'm running a much worse system then your and all browsers are fine. I'm used to use Firefox, but been using Konqueror the past two days, and the integration is beautiful in SuSE . Gonna stick with it
 
Old 08-29-2004, 12:56 AM   #4
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LYNX.

Speed CANNOT be beat.
 
Old 08-29-2004, 01:10 AM   #5
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yeah...dma is enabled...along with everything else possible...mainly tab switching is sluggish in firefox..
 
Old 08-29-2004, 01:34 AM   #6
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YOU GO COONTIE!!!!!!

Im a lynx user too...we're a dying species but boy lynx cuts through all the bullsh*t.

anyway, as far as graphical I'd say firefox.

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Old 08-29-2004, 04:30 AM   #7
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Opera!

I've found it to be very fast, easy to use, and not sluggish at all - and it loads all pages correctly too. I actually switched from Firefox in Linux to Opera because Firefox in Linux for me was awful; pages loaded all wrong, etc. etc. yet they loaded perfectly in Firefox on Windows. Strange, I know.

I switched to Opera, and it's great.


Or of course there is lynx. I've used that a few times, pretty nice when you want something quick.
 
Old 08-29-2004, 04:33 AM   #8
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hi there

i have been using firefox and netacape and both are workling fine
also i got my kernel compiled ,so i think that too is making the difference
maybe ur system is slow (i mean the OS is running slow,although u seem to have a good configuration)

try closing down some services and trying other options tooo...

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Old 08-29-2004, 06:12 AM   #9
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i dunno...i think ive done every possible thing to speed my machine up...

one questions...out of habit, i normally build all required drivers into the kernel and not as modules...(except netfilter, agpgart, and some sound stuff)
will i get faster performance if i load as many things as possible as modules..?
 
Old 08-29-2004, 07:17 AM   #10
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hi
what my logic is to build only thos drivers into my kernel which are ogf use to me frequently

and i build those as modul;es which i think will be required frequently

also my memory usage(with only kde runningand some daemons) has gone by over 35 MB (90--55)after i compiled my kernel

so keep on looking for things which u do not require in ur system

u will find them in lots....


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Old 08-29-2004, 07:48 AM   #11
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Interesting you find Mozilla slow. It`s fast on my system. But Opera is very fast, only thing isthe free version has Ads. Not too bad but Ads. all the same.

And I`ve only heard good things about Firefox, I havn`t used it myself but was going to try it out. Anyway if the others aren`t working for you, my suggestion is to try Opera.
By the way, in my experience I have found all the browsers mentioned in this thread to be far faster than internet explorer, so if you are having speed troubles and they are slower than I.E. you may have a config. problem.

Cheers

Last edited by J.K; 08-29-2004 at 07:52 AM.
 
Old 08-29-2004, 08:25 AM   #12
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hey
u should try fire -fox
pretty good browser here

opera sometime gets sluggish
but i find this new netscape and fire-fox work nicely for and the resources they take is also low

and also i use fire-fox and opera on windows too!!!IE is out of question here

regards
 
Old 08-29-2004, 09:12 AM   #13
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In terms of functionality and speed -- definately opera

theres options to browse without images (making it very fast - just press 'g' to toggle between images on/cached only/no images) and also theres mouse gestures which enable you to:
-open new windows
-close windows
-reload
-go back
-go forward
all with simple mouse gestures (e.g. hold right click and move the mouse left to go back, etc) which make browsing really efficient. You firefox and mozilla users should try it out -- ive switched from mozilla to opera and i reckon it owns

and yeah lynx is the fastest and most resource efficient -- if you dont mind using a text based browser.
 
Old 08-29-2004, 10:02 AM   #14
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hey

can't we get a free full version iof opera somewhere even if it is some old version??
are all opera versions shareware????
atleast we should have a free full version for linux ....

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