redhawk wrote:Well I've use Midori and Netsurf on the BBC news website and it's not particularly fast but just about manageable.
Yes, browsing with Midori is still not fast compared to a fast computer, but indeed "just about manageable" on the Pi, like you say. Of course I'd happy to see faster browsers, like the one Mr. Eben mentioned
a few weeks ago.
What I meant in my previous postings here, is that there's something in Firefox (FF) & Thunderbird (TB) which makes them terribly slow on the Pi in general
, even before you start to browse, to e-mail or to use TB's Lightning calender. It's much slower than Midori or any other normal application I've seen on the Pi so far (compared to FF & TB even a huge application like Openoffice / Libreoffice looks like Speedy Gonzales
I'd love to know the reason for this slowness. Does anybody know?
You can see this slowness "in action" on FF and TB, by trying to open in the main "edit" menu the configuration sub-menu which opens a configuration window after some X minutes.
A lot of things can affect performance, memory usage, the number of images to decode, disk cache poor performance with low Class SD card.
Yes, this is absolutely correct, but still there's something other going on with FF & TB which makes them so terribly slow even when just opening their configuration window (i.e. before you enter the Internet).