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When I use Firefox 7.0.1 on Ubuntu it is working great and fast, however on Windows it is amazingly slow.

Does anyone have any suggestions why this would be?

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Starting from Firefox 4, it can use hardware acceleration to speed up page rendering. I'm wondering if something is wrong with your Windows set-up so Firefox can't use that or maybe it is trying to use acceleration but for some reason it is slower then non-accelerated rendering. Are you by any chance using generic VGA drivers in Windows?

Here's how to tell if Firefox uses hardware acceleration

But really, the question does not belong here.

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I'm using Firefox 7.0.1 on Vista, and it seems to work pretty well. The only problem I have (new with 7.0.1) is that it doesn't render Apple's iOs reference pages correctly.

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