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11-03-2010, 09:58 PM
Swiftfox (http://getswiftfox.com/tarballs.htm) is Firefox optimized for for Linux and the CPU and is way faster.

12-03-2010, 10:22 AM
Any chance of some (good) benchmarks?

Looking at the description of optimisations (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swiftfox), it appears to be simply a vanilla Firefox build (i.e. identical code to the main Firefox tree) compiled using some rather aggressive GCC options - the speed difference is unlikely to be 'way faster', and generally not enough to merit switching.

12-03-2010, 05:31 PM
I'd be interested in that too, though the HTTP Pipelining can be enabled even on a vanilla firefox can't it?

12-03-2010, 08:35 PM
Yep, it can (via about:config).

12-03-2010, 09:39 PM
Haven't got any figures but it is way faster on my old box.

13-03-2010, 10:30 AM
Any chance you could be a tad more specific about what exactly is faster?

If we're talking general page load times, that's likely to be almost entirely due to the pipelining setting.