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Make IE and FireFox go faster than ever

FireFox is cool - but it's *very* slow. So is IE.
There are ways to make both of them run faster, fortunately.
  • If you want to make IE go faster - Go here.
If you want to make FireFox go faster, follow these steps:
  1. Type "about:config" into the address bar and hit return.
     Scroll down and look for the following entries:
      network.http.pipelining network.http.proxy.pipelining
     Normally the browser will make one request to a web page at a time.
     When you enable pipelining it will make several at once, which really speeds up page loading.
Alter the entries as follows: 
  1.  Set "network.http.pipelining" to "true"
  2.  Set "network.http.proxy.pipelining" to "true"
  3.  Set "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests" to some number like 30.
     This means it will make 30 requests at once.
  4.  Lastly right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer.
     Name it "nglayout.initialpaint.delay"
     and set its value to "0". 
 This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it receives.
 If you're using a broadband connection you'll load pages MUCH faster now!
[found here with terrible formatting, so I reqrote it more clearly)

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