[Bglug] Acer Aspire One

Brad Rodriguez brad at bradrodriguez.com
Sun Jan 2 10:42:13 EST 2022

I'll be interested to hear your results, as I have one of these that I'm
hoping to get more life out of.  Currently it's still "stock" and
running Linux Mint 14, but the old version of Firefox no longer works
with many websites.

7 to 10 Mbps is not a problem; until recently my Internet connection was
slower than that.

I've noticed that many sites are larded up with painfully slow
Javascript.  Running NoScript or something equivalent might improve your
load times.  (On my desktop I run Pale Moon with NoScript.  Opera also
has a script blocker, but I thought it was only available for 64-bit
systems now.  You found a 32-bit version?)


On Sun, 2 Jan 2022 10:25:08 -0500
Dave Jackson <dave at the-jacksons.ca> wrote:

> My friend just returned the [2008] 10" Acer I had loaned him many years
> ago.
> Time to resurrect from the dead and "play"!
> Added an SSD and 2Gb of ram.
> I had noticed one of the members promoted Elive, so loaded the 32 bit
> version.
> It looks good, boots fast and programs load quickly.
> I ran speed tests and downloads are ~7 to 10 Mbps
> Sites that are data heavy eg: BBC, CBC are painfully slow to load.
> Firefox and Opera have the same speed issue.
> It has an Intel Atom processor. This may be the limitation?
> Does anyone have a suggestion as to how to improve data heavy websites
> on "Mini-Me"?
> Thanx,
> Dave

brad at bradrodriguez.com

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