I have windows xp on a laptop with 2gb ram and quite happily run most things.
Internet explorer is my default browser, but I use Firefox version 3.03 to moderate a yahoo group, which opens 4 tabs when opened.
My problem is that it takes over 2 minutes just to open and retrieve the pages when initially starting, which seems a very long time. I have some add ons installed but this still seems a very long time.
Internet explorer opens immediately when clicked, as do any other additional firefox windows.
Does anyone have any suggestions to make it faster, or is this normal.
I tried the setting of 20 and it now loads from first click to working in just about a minute, which still seems like a long time, but an improvement obviously - as long as it is stable.
I'm going to do as you suggest and remove a couple of add ons.
I only really use Firefox to moderate my Freecycle group, so I can't really say if it is any faster loading other pages from scratch as i always save settings when I quit so every time I open the browser it goes to the corrrect pages.
I don't think the server is the problem though as Internet explorer loads in seconds.