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Offline xsphat

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« on: Sun, 25 January 2009, 23:26:04 »
I just did this and everything on the net is like instant now. I highly recommend it since I did it an idiot can.

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« Reply #1 on: Sun, 25 January 2009, 23:53:06 »
I don't use Firefox, but #s 1 and 3 would actually slow down Firefox for my typical browsing behavior.

I'd only do #3 if I had my swap file in a RAM disk. (Makes no sense, except there's a driver for 32-bit versions of Windows that uses the ~0.7-1.0 GiB of inaccesible RAM as a RAM disk.)

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« Reply #2 on: Mon, 26 January 2009, 00:05:08 »
I dig it the way it is.

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« Reply #3 on: Mon, 26 January 2009, 06:54:40 »
I don't use FF, but I was curious to see what the tweaks were.  What I found funny is, when I was reading the page, there was a big ad stating "download Google Chrome."


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« Reply #4 on: Mon, 26 January 2009, 08:26:00 »
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I don't use FF, but I was curious to see what the tweaks were.  What I found funny is, when I was reading the page, there was a big ad stating "download Google Chrome."


That turns into a real knee slapper for me since Google Chrome isn't out for Mac and might not be for a long time if ever.

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« Reply #5 on: Mon, 26 January 2009, 08:39:55 »
It's in development now, but it won't be out for a couple of months.  There is an article on Gizmodo on it (I can't link to it, because WebSense categorizes Gizmodo as "sex").  I think there was one on ArsTechnica, too, but I can't find it now that they changed their site up.


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« Reply #6 on: Mon, 26 January 2009, 08:57:36 »
They probably categorize it as Sex because Gawker Media does have a couple sex blogs.

Send an e-mail to Websense, though, requesting that they recategorize Gizmodo, as it's technology-related. (And Jalopnik is probably blocked too, and is automotive-related.)

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« Reply #7 on: Mon, 26 January 2009, 08:59:52 »

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« Reply #8 on: Mon, 26 January 2009, 10:37:39 »
Yeah, we'll see if it happens. I gave up on Google's Mac development years ago. And besides, I actually like FireFox. So how is Chrome? I've never even seen it.

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« Reply #9 on: Mon, 26 January 2009, 10:39:40 »
Lightweight and fast.  TAbbed, feels a bit like opera.
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« Reply #10 on: Mon, 26 January 2009, 11:02:05 »
Now watch — the Mac version will be like IE 4.

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« Reply #11 on: Tue, 27 January 2009, 05:55:25 »
Enabling pipelining is definitely recommended.  Opera has had this by default for years and is one of the big reasons it has had such a reputation for speed in the past.

I wouldn't worry about any of the other settings.

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« Reply #12 on: Tue, 27 January 2009, 14:18:09 »
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That turns into a real knee slapper for me since Google Chrome isn't out for Mac and might not be for a long time if ever.


I'm not a real fan of chrome. Firefox is really a much better browser now, particularly 3.1. I hated 2.0. I didn't like 3.0.* much, but 3.1 and 3.2_pre are a lot better.

Good article though ;) great suggestions in there. (i never used ff much i didn't even know it had about:config)
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« Reply #13 on: Tue, 27 January 2009, 16:23:11 »
Arent most of these things done by the FasterFox add on?

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« Reply #14 on: Tue, 27 January 2009, 22:35:52 »
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I hated (FF) 2.0.


Yeah, FF 2 is why I tried Opera and Camino and all those others.