The one area that Macs do very much so lag behind Windows boxes is web surfing. Fear not though, it isn't because Macs are slow, it is because MS is cheating.
In Windows, Internet Explorer is written right into the kernel of the OS. Lord knows why they do this (monopolistic tendencies come to mind), because in addition to making the net fast, it leads to some instabilies in the OS.
I find that scrolling down pages on websites slow on macs. If you have a mouse with a scroll wheel you can use Icab which works well because it has very a high mouse scroll option. I find in MS 5.2 if you disable quartz smooting in interface extras it speeds up the browser a little.
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I notice a significant difference in the web speeds between usin Netscape 7.0 and Explorer 5.2 Although I prefer Netscape (actually really like Omni) it is much slower than Explorer. Any particular reason for this? I find Omni crashes too often and will not allow me to do all the banking I want to do. Also, I have not been able to get Windows Media Player for mac to play clips from web sites, except if I use Explorer. Any comments or suggestions?
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by PosterBoy:
In Windows, Internet Explorer is written right into the kernel of the OS. Lord knows why they do this (monopolistic tendencies come to mind), because in addition to making the net fast, it leads to some instabilies in the OS. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
That doesn't make it fast, as Netscape is fast on Windows too.
Chimera is very fast on MacOS and rendering on most browsers isn't too bad, it's actually the scrolling that I find slow.