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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Download of the Day: Firefox Preloader

Firefox is notoriously slower than Internet Explorer at launching. That's because IE's files are prefetched by Windows at startup. Firefox Preloader mimics this by loading parts of Firefox into memory before you use it. I've noticed some speed improvement while using it although the effect might not be noticeable since Windows XP "learns" over time what programs are commonly used and tries to prefetch them. The good thing is that all you have to do is install Firefox Preloader, and the program does the rest. It sits in your system tray under a Firefox icon.

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