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Old 04-07-06, 01:12 AM   #1
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Default Ya know, sometimes Firefox can be quite fast

OK, I'm not talking about the Windows version, but the Linux AMD-64 compiled version of it. All said in fairness, the IE 7 that is in Vista-64 beta might be the same also... But I'm noticing this here now...

Lets just say that someone on my BOINC team had decided to crunch a new project which is in Alpha state. However, thus far they only have the Linux version of the software done, as the Windows will waite. Naturally most of my programs are in Windows, so said I wouldn't be doing many, but promised/agreed to give her some help with crunch times.

So I installed slamd64 (Slackware for AMD64) again, which is a 64 bit port, setup the nForce 3 and ATI Radeon drivers (for my 9600), and then set BOINC back up... While letting the thing crunch a bit, I came into the browser here in Linux; and all I can say is that the 64-bit port of Firefox for Linux is a hell of a lot faster then IE 6, IE 7, or Mozilla 32-bit bit in Windows XP...

Sadly of course, not all plugins and stuff are supported. But if debates can be had on faster load times (IE vs. Firefox) in win-32, and yet Firefox 64-bit on 64-bit Linux can blow them both out the water; goes to show just how 64-bit software can be supported, when one does get a full 64-bit OS, drivers, and application running on it. It's actually quite impressive how much faster it is here both on booting and on loading web pages, and I've had this Athlon 64 since last November...

Well, when I'm done crunching some of these WUs I promised a team member I'd help her with, I'll need to return to win32 to get some other stuff done...
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Old 04-07-06, 04:16 AM   #2
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Default Re: Ya know, sometimes Firefox can be quite fast

Regular XP32 version is lightning fast if you know how to configure it properly.
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Old 04-07-06, 05:18 AM   #3
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Default Re: Ya know, sometimes Firefox can be quite fast

There's no reconfiguring here... Just straight OOB, both the initial load from clicking on the icon through the pages... BTW, when I say fast here, I'm talking instantanious, or near instantanious... There seems to be no perseptable wait time/latency (which is typically seen over on my win32 install), whatsoever...

I've also looked at Slackware, 32-bit, and I'm guessing much of this speed I'm seeing here is just running a native 64-bit OS and software on the A64... Might be indicative of what we'll be seeing with Vista-64 if it all holds as well...
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For those who don't know, check out firetune!
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