Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 31st May 2009 10:44 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Back when the whole netbook thing started, Asus was king of the hill with a focus on netbooks with Linux pre-installed. Since they were kind of popular, it didn't take Microsoft long to start working together with Asus to 'port' Windows XP to the Asus line of netbooks, and with that, to other netbooks as well. The result was that Linux netbooks are now harder to find for many people. While Dell committed itself to Linux on netbooks, Asus has decided to just skip the first date and jump right into bed with Microsoft.
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Firefox is slow on Linux and fine on Windows.

That's something that I too have noticed. FireFox IS noticeably slower on Linux and I don't quite understand why.

The stock builds of Firefox for Linux and Mac are built with
the GNU toolchain and very little optimizations

Firefox for mingw32 is built with some other highly
optimized compiler, probably Intel's.

to see the specifics, enter "about:buildconfig"
into the Firefox address bar.

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