Browser speed issue

jon at jon at
Sat Jun 5 17:47:50 UTC 2010

Quoting "Dick Dowdell" <dick.dowdell at>:

> Hi,
> I'm using a Sony VAIO W series netbook dual booting Lucid and Win 7 Pro.  I
> use Firefox and Chrome on both installations.  Browser response is near
> instantaneous on Win 7 but mush slower on Ubuntu.  It's not a problem with
> connection speed.  It seems that on Ubuntu the browsers spend most of their
> time doing DNS lookups, while on Win 7, rrecent DNS responses are cached.
> Does anyone know what's going on?

Do you have IPv6 enabled? This can slow things down considerably. In  
Firefox, you can disable this by going to the about:config page and  
setting 'network.dns.disableIPv6' to true.


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