Works fine; the page is Comparison of Java and C++
Also works fine with SeaMonkey (with same plug-in as Firefox and Java plug-in disabled).
Don't have other browsers you mention (do have Konqueror but never use it).
Are you up-to-date with Firefox and SeaMonkey? The current patches for 64-bit 14.1 are at http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/slackware/...ches/packages/
if you haven't done them (including the kernel patches for 64-bit).
However, I have noticed that every so often things get really, really slow and I dump Firefox's cache which sometimes makes a difference (not always) at Edit, Preferences, Advanced, Network then shut down the browser (I only really use Firefox) and restart it. I also have found that disconnecting power from the router (Linksys BEFSR41, Ethernet) to "reboot" it helps (I only use fixed-IP addresses in /etc/resolv.conf
but that's not the problem, I see that it's connected, it just sits there for a long time as you describe. My ISP is HughesNet 4G and I'm accustomed to the delay of up and down satellite communications. When things get slow I'll open a terminal and
ping -c 5 news.google.com
PING news.l.google.com (188.8.131.52) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from lax02s20-in-f1.1e100.net (184.108.40.206): icmp_seq=1 ttl=53 time=636 ms
64 bytes from lax02s20-in-f1.1e100.net (220.127.116.11): icmp_seq=2 ttl=53 time=605 ms
64 bytes from lax02s20-in-f1.1e100.net (18.104.22.168): icmp_seq=3 ttl=55 time=579 ms
64 bytes from lax02s20-in-f1.1e100.net (22.214.171.124): icmp_seq=4 ttl=55 time=637 ms
64 bytes from lax02s20-in-f1.1e100.net (126.96.36.199): icmp_seq=5 ttl=55 time=604 ms
--- news.l.google.com ping statistics ---
5 packets transmitted, 5 received, 0% packet loss, time 4248ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 579.003/612.565/637.982/22.238 ms
which tells me that my connection is good, DNS is good and the little circle thingy is still spinning.
I don't know what is causing this stuff (it's recent) -- you ping and the response is immediate, you connect with the browser and it sits there blinking at you (this, in my case, is true of LinuxQuestions and other sites too).
On the other hand, most of the time, everything just goes blink and there it is. Seems to vary by time of day, phase of the moon, tilt of the kilt or none of those, who knows.
Adblock Plus now includes settings that will deny those social network and some other crap but I can't seem to figure out how to get that enabled in my existing Firefox installation -- a new Firefox install in a new user account lets you set those options but an existing one (mine is about 10 years worth of Firefox) won't display the options on Adblock Plus install (even remove the extension and reinstall doesn't want to work). I'm thinking it's time to bite bullet and dump Firefox and start over with it but, darn it, I don't want to lose all the password and stuff that have built up over time.
Tis a puzzlement.
Hope this helps.