[Sugar-devel] [DESIGN] XO1 | Same hardware, slower internet

Anish Mangal anish at activitycentral.org
Wed Apr 13 16:20:25 EDT 2011


Hmm, it'd be interesting to see how much of a performance improvement
webkit offers.

Also, should we consider loading mobile versions of websites on the
XO-1? I don't know how good an alternative that might be.

Could be leverage the school server in some way? Any other ideas?

On Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 19:25, Lucian Branescu
<lucian.branescu at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 28 March 2011 23:01, Anish Mangal <anish at activitycentral.org> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> With time, as hardware gets more complex, software gets bloated up to
>> use the excess processor cycles available. A part of it is the
>> websites that get more content heavy, bulky and slow with time.
>> Considering that the hardware on the XO-1 is not going to get any
>> faster, and websites _are_ going to get bulkier, I see a problem
>> gradually arising.
>> For example, Google image search, blogger and other similar services
>> have recently refreshed their websites to be more user friendly at the
>> cost of being heavier. I have seen kids trying to use these heavier
>> websites in the classroom and it results in more time being wasted
>> because of a overall slower computer.
>> I would like to get opinions on what will be an increasingly
>> significant issue, as websites get more complex and the hardware
>> essentially remains the same.
>> --
>> Anish
> Webkit should help somewhat. Once the XO 1 gets a reasonably recent
> OS, Surf can be finished (in fact the porting could happen earlier,
> but I don't have time for it until late summer).

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