[rescue] Mozilla Firefox

Charles Shannon Hendrix shannon at widomaker.com
Thu Apr 22 16:32:26 CDT 2004

Thu, 22 Apr 2004 @ 14:53 -0400, Kevin Loch said:

> Joshua Boyd wrote:
> >On Thu, Apr 22, 2004 at 02:26:59PM -0400, Kevin Loch wrote:
> >If a modern computer (for values of modern that at least go back to SS2s
> >and 486s) can't fetch a file from disk faster than they can over a 1.5-2
> >megabit network connection, then there is something wrong.  Either the
> >computer is massively screwed up, or more likely the software is very
> >badly written.  Even with (or perhaps especially with) large caches
> >containing thousands of files.
> Try it on an Ultra 10 with IDE disk.  Try it on any computer with
> non SATA IDE.  Make sure you have lots of files in the cache
> before turning it off.

I do that daily on a Sun SS5, and it's faster than a cable modem by a
long shot.

Not only that, why waste network bandwidth if you don't have to?

That's one reason why the net is so congested now.

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and enduring,  but to him they are but toys of the moment to be overturned
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