Life of a Jackal

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Reduce Firefox Memory Consumption

Firefox saves the last 50 visited websites of a single session in
memory which means that it could add up quickly if you visit lots of
content filled websites. The reason behind this is that it is faster to
access a already visited website if it still resides in memory instead
of loading it from disk cache or from the server.

The fix is relatively simple. Type about:config in the Firefox address bar and search for the term:


Right-click the entry, select modify from the list and change it to a lower value. I set it to 5 which works well for my surfing habits. Select a value which suits your browser habits.

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February 25, 2007 Posted by | Browsers | 1 Comment

PCLinuxOS 2007 Test 2

PCLinuxOS Test Release 2 is now available for download. “This is mainly a bug fix update based on user feedback from Test Release 1. We still have a few pending issues to clear before final’.
The good news is PCLinuxOS 2007 final will be released on or before the end of the month.

Features include:

  • Kernel
  • KDE 3.5.6 final
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Flash 9
  • Mozilla Thunderbird
  • Open Office 2.1.0
  • Xorg 7.1
  • Beryl (1.99), Compiz, Aixgl and Xgl for 3D graphics support
  • Gcc 4.1.1 and updated glibc
  • Updated bootsplash, icons, and more from the beautification project.
  • Xdg Menu system
  • Rebuild and update of our entire repository against new gcc and glibc
  • Simplified Livecd boot options.

who needs vista when we got pclinux 🙂

Here is a quick link to the CD image: livecd-TR2.iso (695MB, MD5).

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February 15, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment