Light Internet Browser

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  1. sfi

    sfi Registered Member

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    I am currently using Firefox at home. It works very well. Fast and efficient. I have decided to use the PortableApps version of Firefox at my workplace. Unfortunately, My workplace has USB 1.1 ports:mad: making my firefox take 3 minutes to load. Is there any very very light Portable internet browsers?

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  2. raakii

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    use gooogle chrome if it loads fast
     
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    sfi, you did not say what portable version you're using, but if it's FF 3.0.4, perhaps Portable Edition 2.0.0.18 might work faster with that USB spec. Both current NoScript and Adblock Plus add-ons operate well with that legacy version.
     
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    sfi, one other thing to take into consideration is the read\write speed of the flash drive you are using. They can vary widely from one make\model to another.

    Granted the 1.1 interface is most likely your biggest bottleneck. I found the FF 3.0.4 vers. to be quit snappy launched from my 2 gig SanDisk Cruzer.
     
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    chrome is not really portable.
    its profile folder contain too much sensitive data,
    which should be placed on your portable flash device.
    but chrome's cache folder is designed to be placed inside profile folder.
    the cache folder ( and its safe surfing cache ) has skyhigh r/w io
    when chrome is running.

    if you care about your flash device's lifespan,
    please vote for the roaming profile issus
    to relocate chrome's cache out of its profile folder.
    http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=2423
     
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    Thanks, the Portable Google Chrome is the best I think. My workplace has has USB 1.1. That's um... 1.4 Mb/s I think. Google Chrome seems to go nicely with that. Thanks!
     
  8. Arup

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    Opera is among the fast loaders, its light as well as long as you turn off Java.
     
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