[Novalug] browser/network responsiveness
Bryan J Smith
b.j.smith at ieee.org
Sat Oct 3 17:50:15 EDT 2009
NoScript seems to kill every site that wants to overload your
browser with non-sense.
Bryan J Smith - mailto:b.j.smith at ieee.org
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From: Jon LaBadie <jon at jgcomp.com>
Date: Sat, 03 Oct 2009 00:41:47
To: NOVALUG<novalug at calypso2.tux.org>
Subject: Re: [Novalug] browser/network responsiveness
On Fri, Oct 02, 2009 at 03:56:50PM -0400, Ken Kauffman wrote:
> In work from days gone by... the Mozilla engine used to wait for all
> artifacts to load before it would render. IE, however, would start
> rendering as soon as it received "enough" data to do so. Then it would
> continue to tweak the page rendering as new stuff rendered. Perhaps
> Safari works similarly to IE.
> If you have access to a Windows PC, load Safari for Windows and do
> comparison tests on the same platform with Firefox.
I've read some "tweak your browser" articles and tried some of the FF
settings they recommend that supposedly affect this behavior with no
> On Fri, Oct 2, 2009 at 15:21, Jon LaBadie <novalugml at jgcomp.com> wrote:
> > About a week ago I had did some troubleshooting of my
> > brother-in-law's iMac. Turns out he was networked to
> > some neighbor's unsecured wireless net rather than his
> > own. When I got him hooked up to his own network and
> > using his Comcast cable connection I had a chance to
> > be impressed by the responsiveness of the browser
> > (?safari?). Most pages just snapped into view with
> > little or no delay.
> > My house is served by Verizon's Fios. I see quite
> > high download speeds of large downloads. However,
> > my browser experience is quite poor compared to what
> > I briefly saw with the iMac at my relatives'.
> > In contrast to a new page snapping into place fully
> > rendered, there is typically an initial delay and
> > slower rendering taking place in noticable stages.r
> > Also many (most?) pages don't quite complete. The
> > status bar at the bottom of Firefox shows it to be
> > a sliver short of complete and the message says
> > "waiting for x.y.z". This often takes 10 or more
> > seconds to complete and sometimes never does.
> > The problem appears on all the several systems I use
> > at home. A WinXP wired directly to the router/switch
> > and using Firefox or IE, my desktop running Fedora 9,
> > wired long distance to the same router through another
> > switch and using Firefox, a VirtualBox WinXP on that desktop
> > using FF, IE, or Chrome, and a laptop connected wirelessly
> > running Ubuntu Jaunty and FF or sometimes Konquer.
> > The problem is not underpowered systems; for example the
> > desktop is a dual core, 3GHz, 4GB box. And I've tried
> > the supposedly faster 3.5.x version of FF with no change
> > in the initial or final delays.
> > I suspect some sort of network problem/setting.
> > Any ideas?
> > Jon
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Reston, VA 20194 (703) 787-0922 (fax)
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