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I'm setting up an Rpi to use mainly for web browsing. I noticed that it was far too slow to try to use ice weasel or chromium, but midori's speed is approaching being almost usable. I am hoping to use a rich text editor in the browser and have edits appear in real time.

I already got a bit of an extra speed boost by enabling turbo mode in the overclock settings.

Would booting from a USB disk resolve my issue? Are there any other tips?

  • I would not expect too much a jump in performance while booting from USB and not SD. – Ghanima Sep 23 '14 at 19:47
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You should try out the Foundation's enhanced Epiphany browser.

http://www.raspberrypi.org/web-browser-released/

It claims

Epiphany brings a host of neat features to Raspberry Pi, including:

Much-improved HTML5 support
A JavaScript JIT
Hardware-accelerated video decoding
ARMv6-optimized blitting functions
Better interactivity during page loading
Faster scrolling
  • That actually made a huge improvement in text editor speed, and has given added confirmation to my theory that the wireless adapter is also very slow. – Darth Egregious Sep 23 '14 at 20:37

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