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Firefox is optimized for dial-up!

[Update: check out my latest string of articles on optimizing broadband, Windows and Firefox. Here's the page with the table of contents.] This came as a shock: the Firefox browser is optimized for dial-up and not broadband. I was reading the current issue of PC World last night when I came across Lincoln Spector's article, somewhat blandly titled 15 Undocumented Firefox Tips. Most of the 'tips' don't really even qualify as such, but the box item in the mag blew me away. You can read the optimization part online here. I tried out the steps and found out that my homepage (http://google.ca) was reduced to a blank page. I was ruing my decision of not backing up my Firefox settings as recommended, but editing my homepage (to http://www.google.ca) solved things. My browsing experience is now noticeably faster, and of course more pleasing. What a way to start the year!

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