XO1 | Same hardware, slower internet [Devel Digest, Vol 62, Issue 25]
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Thu Apr 14 03:15:11 EDT 2011
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> Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2011 19:52:55 -0500
> From: Mikus Grinbergs <mikus at bga.com>
> Subject: Re: [Sugar-devel] [DESIGN] XO1 | Same hardware,
> To: Anish Mangal <anish at activitycentral.org>
> Cc: Lucian Branescu <lucian.branescu at gmail.com>,
> OLPC Devel
> <devel at lists.laptop.org>,
> Sugar Devel
> <sugar-devel at lists.sugarlabs.org>
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> > Hmm, it'd be interesting to see how much of a
> performance improvement
> > webkit offers.
> It's no big deal to run webkit-based browsers on the
> XO. For instance,
> all of my XO-1s have Midori installed.
> The question is - what is this "performance improvement"
> that you are
> looking for? I believe that in practice, it is the
> "usability" of a
> browser that is noticed the most, not the
> "performance". What Midori
> has is a smaller footprint - what it does not have is
> a richer
> experience than Firefox - the result is that I myself
> prefer using
> Firefox on the XO-1 to using Midori on the XO-1. [In
> my opinion, the
> "performance" of the two is roughly equivalent (e.g., in
> showing YouTube
> It is worth noting that the Google Chrome browser, which
> *does* have the
> reputation (in the general public) of better performance,
> does not stand
> out on the XO (perhaps because its footprint is large).
Performance is indeed a preference but speed is not. And Midori really blows away Firefox both in F11 and F14 XO-1 builds.
Google Chrome is also considerably faster than firefox on the XO-1 and on the XO-1.5, Iron is is no-contest (too bad it does not run on the XO-1).
So webkit does look faster than gecko on both XO-1 and XO-1.5.
Of course none of them will improve youtube/flash performance on the XO-1. But maybe the new geode-driver, being currently discussed, will.
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