Alternatives to ubuntu?

Clint Tinsley clintin at
Wed Jan 4 13:03:45 UTC 2006

> > > I think it's unacceptable to ship such a slow firefox with ubuntu,
> > > absolutely unacceptable.
> >
> > But, as others have pointed out, not everyone has these problems with
> > Firefox - so it may not be Ubuntu's fault.
> >
> > Certainly, I know that disabling ipv6 in Firefox helps some people greatly
> > - and that is an issue with certain badly informed ISPs whose ipv6
> > implementation is wrong or non-existent.
> >
> This is already set, this is not the problem, the problem is that
> ubuntu's firefox is as slow as it gets and reports are all over the net
> (and this mailing list.)

Part of the resolutions goes beyond just disabling ipv6 dns in Firefox, you also have to do it at the kernel level.   I have to do this because my ISP, a major western US provider, refuses to support ipv6 on DSL connections. I have a default install of edubuntu breezy with ipv6 disabled and a client PII 400 diskless workstation with a 128 mb of Ram attached, booting from the edubuntu server and Firefox just screams, speed is absolutely awesome.  As they say, YMMV.


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