View Full Version : winblow verses linux

03-12-2002, 09:08 PM
A query,
HP Pavillion 6700 computer
Winblows ME os
600 MHz processor
15 GB HDD (Partioned 10/5)
192 mb Ram
56K External Modem

Thing is: When I'm running on the web under Winblows ME, Opera 6.05 Browser It seems remarkable slow compared to Linux Mandrake 9.0 Mozilla browser.
Am I barking mad or could I possibly be right for once.

cheers merlin-nz ;-)

03-12-2002, 09:19 PM
I think you are realising the benefits of OPEN-SOURCE software. Congratulations, and goodbye from the dark side. May the force be with you.:p

Dolby Digital
04-12-2002, 08:27 AM
You must be barking mad :)

Actually I wouldn't expect that much difference as I would expect your 56k modem to be your "weakest link".

04-12-2002, 08:36 AM
Two things I've noticed which speed up internet browsing in windows when I had 56k were 1. Moving the internet cache to a 30mb RAM disk and 2. upgrading to WinXP.

I'm guessing that the use of RAM can make quite a difference to browsing speed and that Opera doesn't do as good a job as Mozzilla?

04-12-2002, 09:57 AM
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04-12-2002, 10:30 AM
Hi Merlin

What about the comparison of ME + IE5.5 or 6 (Whatever you have) as opposed to ME + 0pera.

I tried Opera once, but prefered IE5.5.......

Have you tried waving your wand at it?


04-12-2002, 10:32 AM
>Have you tried waving your wand at it?

Don't do that in public though - you could get arrested ;) ;)

04-12-2002, 10:52 PM
Hi Baldy

I had IE5 then upgraded to 5.5 but found both seemed a bit slow.
So I tried Opera am up to 6.05 now, have just done a non scientific test with Opera and IE, sorry but my conclusion is that Opera is a little faster.
I can not however do the same between Linux/mozilla and windows/opera/IE.

To the others that replied merlin never used a wand, as far as legend has it he was a hand wizard, not to say he never gazed into the occasional round piece of crystal. :D

cheers merlin-nz ;-)