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Speed up Firefox page loading time without using a RAM disk

Yesterday we wrote about moving the cache of Firefox or Chrome onto a RAM disk. Instead of loading cached images and data from the hard drive, it loads from memory, which is a lot faster. It turns out, though, that Firefox can do this without using a RAM disk -- you can simply do it with about:config. Just follow these instructions -- and don't worry, if you mess it up, you won't break...

Make Adobe Reader almost as fast as Foxit

It's no secret that while Adobe created the PDF format, Adobe Reader isn't exactly what you'd call an efficient tool for reading PDF files. In the past our solution has been to install the lightweight and free Foxit Reader. But there might be another solution out there. Prevent all those plugins that load up with Adobe Reader from running. Adobe Reader Speedup is a little application that lets...