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Support => Netbooks => Topic started by: netbookjohn on March 03, 2010, 10:56:14 pm

Title: Fast Browsing
Post by: netbookjohn on March 03, 2010, 10:56:14 pm
Hi guys.

For those of you with Netbooks, I'm sure you most of you will have received the device  with FIreFox as 
your default browser.

Firefox is a great browser and it renders web pages great but it's not the quickest browser, especially for 
netbooks with lower processing power then desktops.

If you want a little extra speed then check out Chrome or Opera.

Opera has improved significantly in the latest version and it's blistering quick.

Cheers
John M
Title: Re: Fast Browsing
Post by: Mad Penguin on March 04, 2010, 01:25:47 am
Caveat;

I too have become a Chrome fan (Opera not so) , however have spent most of today swearing at Google. They have a *massive* memory leak in all the current versions of Chrome, at least the ones running on Linux. (not tried Windows .. obviously)

If you want to confirm this for yourself, visit the Google visualisations /charts demos and find the "Gauge" demo .. then press the up/down buttons for 3-4 mins .. if you watch "top" on a second Window, it won't be long before that process crosses the 1G memory usage boundary.

(it happens on my new application, spent half a day trying to find the leak in my code .. works perfectly on FF)
Title: Re: Fast Browsing
Post by: kirrus on March 04, 2010, 05:55:15 pm
Work netbook, not allowed to use Chrome yet.. stuck with firefox for the moment. (Need nagios plugin for firefox)
Title: Re: Fast Browsing
Post by: terrorist16 on March 05, 2010, 10:36:06 pm
I still have trouble trying to install Chrome.
Title: Re: Fast Browsing
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on March 05, 2010, 10:37:55 pm
Install Google Chrome in what?... We'll need a bit more information, as it's in 'netbooks' I'm guessing an Asus EeePC or Asus Aspire One?... Which distro?
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