Tuesday, June 22, 2010

3 Easy Ways to a Snappier Firefox

In terms of speed, Opera, Google Chrome, and Safari beat Firefox hands down. However, these easy steps could give it some reprieve:

1. Install FasterFox Lite add-on, which allows you to easily tweak many network and rendering settings, though its default configuration would be more than enough for most.

2. Install Low Quality Flash add-on, which sets Flash objects to "Low Quality" to improve performance especially on slower platforms (i.e. older computers, netbooks, and Firefox Mobile).

3. Install Adblock Plus add-on, which gives you more browsing speed by removing online advertising and blocking all known malware domains.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Opera Browser Performance Tweaks - Improve Page Load Times

The already fast Opera browser got even speedier with the release of its 10.60 Beta version. But as always, there's room for improvement. You can further improve (significantly) its page load times by doing the following:

1. Type opera:config in the address bar

2. Click "Performance", configure the following settings then save:
Max Connections Server = 32
No Connection Keepalive (checked)
Non-Compliant Server 100 Continue (checked)

3. Click "Extensions", check "Delayed Script Execution" then save

4. Restart Opera

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Ubuntu Tutik Remix 10.04

A customized Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx LiveCD/Installer designed to be light and fast without compromising usability.

1. Light on resources (Gnome desktop environment minus the heavyweight)
2. Multimedia codecs out-of-the-box
3. Optimized performance
4. User-friendly UI
5. Additional desktop themes
6. Latest updates (June 12, 2010)
7. Audio and video converters out-of-the-box
8. Epson T10 printer and the like should now work without any workarounds
9. Yoville now works flawlessly

Download link 1

Download link 2 (Megaupload - single link)

MD5SUM - d2132ccecbcc036fd9f031079a294d2f



Shotwell Photo Manager
Simple Scan

Empathy IM Client
GYachE Improved (Yahoo Messenger for Linux)
Midori (Webkit-based internet browser) + adblocker
Transmission BitTorrent Client

AbiWord (Wordprocessor)
Gnumeric Spreadsheet

Sound & Video
Arista Transcoder (Convert various multimedia formats)
Brasero Disc Burner
Cheese Webcam Booth
Movie Player
Pitivi Video Editor
Rhythmbox Music Player
Sound Converter
Sound Recorder

System Tools
Device Manager
System Profiler and Benchmark

Universal Access
onBoard (On-screen keyboard)

Tomboy notes
Firefox (replaced with Midori)
F-spot (replaced with Shotwell)
Openoffice.org (replaced with Gnome Office)
Ubuntuone client

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