Dave M G wrote:
> On my Pentium 3, 500Mhz, 512 MB Ram, any time I load a page in FireFox,
> it consumes 100% of CPU resources and is quite slow to load pages.
> I had assumed that this was simply because my computer is rather old.
I certainly wouldn't expect a 500MHz PIII with half gig of RAM to be
slow, not by a long way. Computers don't often get slower with age so
that is not the problem. remarkable speed problems are *usually* a
problem with software quality. If a simple desktop GUI running a web
browser doesn't operate well on a 200MHz PII with 64MB RAM there is an
issue with the software engineering. I would personally argue that it
should run well - once configured appropriately - on a 486 DX50 with
16MB RAM - assuming only 800x600 with 16 bit colour, but I seem to be in
the minority these days. By configured appropriately I mean things like
flat widget backgrounds, limited use of 3D, limited use of double
buffering, no font antialiasing, outline window-resizes, etc. If the
problem as the DOM layers for HTML and XML require that *everything* is
listed without the page author specifying which bits should be available
through the DOM. But other than that... it shouldn't be a problem.
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