Dr Peter Young <pnyoung(a)ormail.co.uk> wrote:
This is with RISC OS 5.14 and NetSurf r9677 and broadband.
The BBC sites in general seem to be getting more and more bloated. The BBC
front page, which I have as my home page, with its 100+ images (really
needed?) takes 25 seconds or so to load, and I can no longer edit it
significantly. It takes quite a time to load in Windows Firefox, too,
though I haven't timed it.
NetSurf r9677 on OS5.14 takes 13.5s to load the BBC's home page and 9.5s to
load my post code weather page :-
I've given up on the BBC weather sites, for just the reason that
mentions. The Metcheck sites (try
instance) seem to work better, though this had just taken 35 seconds to
load, but hasn't made huge inroads into memory.
6.2s here. Nice site though.
Firefox 3.5.5 on Windows 7 Ultimate takes about 2-3s to reach the BBC's home
page, that is with a 2*2GHz processor. Snow Leopard is all but instant
running on a 2*3.06GHz processor.
I suspect this is all the fault of the BBC web-people, but I wonder
the experts have to say?
Given the general slowness reported I would have doubts about Peter's
broadband speed. I get about 6000kb/s and Firefox 3.5.5 downloaded at over
MessengerPro on iMac, Snow Leopard