Re: Slow Firefox
On 10/30/06, celejar <email@example.com> wrote:
On 10/30/06, Edward Guldemond <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> How much RAM do you have in your system? In my expreience, Firefox
> takes more memory than Opera does.
My Firefox (1.5 on Sid) is really, really slow (startup, getting /
rendering pages, and even things like displaying the prefs screen) and
frequently (generally whenever it's doing anything interesting, as
above) raises cpu usage to 100%, but I'm running on a 475 mhz k6 with
192 MB SDRAM. OTOH, total system memory usage is usually less than 150
MB, so memory doesn't seem to be the bottleneck. I haven't tried
Opera, but from my brief trials of Epiphany it doesn't seem much
better. Not sure about Konquerer; KDE isn't currently installed.
Firefox 1.5 for Linux is slow on modern processors as well (frequent
100% CPU usage). Give Seamonkey a try. It's not in Etch yet, but
just copy to /usr/local/ to install it.