Quoting Patrick O'Connor <patrick.oconnor at sysadmin.ie>:
> > I was talking to someone at the weekend about that, they mentioned
> > tweaking so Firefox writes to RAM instead of disk. Can't for the life of
> > me remember the details offhand, but I'm sure the google knows.
> > Tried it out when I got home from the Ubuntu meetup.
> You want to put the firefox cache into /dev/shm (thanks Dan!).
>> 1. Type about:config in the firefox url bar.
> 2. Add the Preference Type "browser.cache.disk.parent_directory" (string)
> 3. Set the value to /dev/shm (shared memory mounted filesystem)
>> I did it on a eeepc 900 and firefox blazes along, definitely worth a try.
I tried this tweak on an older laptop with 512MB RAM and it really
improves the performance when using flash files. Great idea.
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