New mozilla.org Roadmap Posted
Sunday December 24th, 2000
David Polberger writes:
#43 Startup Speed
by rgelb <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Saturday December 30th, 2000 11:37 PM
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I was wondering whether start up speed is going to be addressed. Right now, a nightly (with a exclamation point on it) on an AMD k6-2 300mhz with 64 mb of RAM it takes close to 15-20 seconds to load. On a PIII 600mhz with 0.5Gb of RAM it takes about 5-10 seconds. That is clearly unacceptable. This is when I fire them up the first time. Second time around is a bit better with 10-12 seconds on the AMD300 and 3-6 seconds on PIII-600. Still, it takes a while. I hate to compare it again IE, but it is the benchmark against which all the browsers are judged. Anyway, IE comes up almost instantly (within 1-3 seconds) on both PCs.