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Old 02-20-2008, 03:14 PM   #16
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Old 02-20-2008, 10:17 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by craigevil View Post
To get Firefox to load quicker you can use prelink.
"prelink is a program which modifies ELF shared libraries and ELF dynamically linked binaries, so that the time which dynamic linker needs for their relocation at startup significantly decreases and also due to fewer relocations the run-time memory consumption decreases too (especially number of unshareable pages). Such prelinking information is only used if all its dependant libraries have not changed since prelinking, otherwise programs are relocated normally."

After prelinking Firefox loads faster than Konqueror or Opera.

On my Debian system Firefox loads faster than it did on WinME.

There are ways you can tweak the speed up Firefox itself.
"Speed up Firefox"
Will the prelink stay active after a reboot, or does it need to be run every time?
Old 02-21-2008, 01:06 AM   #18
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It should stay active until your libraries and routines update... IE until you get updates for your system... In particular the parts that are pre-linked to Firefox. So yes it should survive a reboot. (Someone confirm this for me please.)

BTW: Comparing Gentoo to anything is unfair . There are two reasons: because it will always win and it is the slowest of all distributions to install.


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