Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Sep 2008 21:33 UTC
Windows A few weeks ago, I reviewed the Acer Aspire One notebook, the variant which came with an Acer-modified version of Linpus Linux. This version was locked-down and difficult to modify, so not too long after I installed Ubuntu, and was reasonably pleased - despite the amount of tweaking it took to get it working. A few days ago, however, I realised Linux wouldn't be ideal for me on my netbook. Due to pragmatic reasons, I'm now running Windows XP.
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Firefox on SSD
by leos on Fri 5th Sep 2008 05:15 UTC
leos
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2005-09-21

The trick to running Firefox on these little PCs is to disable the phishing protection. Before I did that Firefox would lock up my EeePC for minutes at a time with a solid disk activity light. Disabling this option removes all problems.

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RE: Firefox on SSD
by achmafooma on Fri 5th Sep 2008 17:15 in reply to "Firefox on SSD"
achmafooma Member since:
2008-09-05

I have to second this report. I was going CRAZY trying to get Firefox 3 working right on my EeePC (running Xubuntu) without long hangs and instability... turning off the phishing protections did the trick, and it works just as well as it does on any other platform now.

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