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Re: [K12OSN] Client Ram

So Firefox stores pixmaps uncompressed in the X server cache.
Unbelievable. Is it Firefox or Gecko? Does Seamonkey suffer the same
limitation. Could you move to Epiphany? Wow.

I began to get scared a few years ago when so many new desktop
applications started to get written for Linux. So many of them
wouldn't work over the network. I got worried that LTSP might become
non-viable some day when all the standard apps needed local resources.
Once Freedesktop.org was started and picked up momentum with Jim as
one of the founding members, I calmed down, but I guess I shouldn't
have. Firefox seems to follow it's own rules all the time, anyway.


On 5/25/07, Dan Young <dyoung mesd k12 or us> wrote:
On 5/24/07, Rob Owens <rowens ptd net> wrote:
> So maybe the question should be:  Is there a browser that it better
> suited to LTSP than Firfox is?

Well, part of it comes down to tuning. Eric put together a Firefox
extension that sets several options to more friendly levels. In


The defaults are variable depending on the total memory of the
computer. Of course, in an LTSP environment, it's all shared, so a 4G
host can't expect to have all that for one browser instance.

As I understand it, the defaults have been dialed back somewhat for
Firefox 2. Eric's Firefox extension dials back these values too.

Dan Young <dyoung mesd k12 or us>
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