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comment Why does Microsoft Windows' performance appear to degrade over time?
FWIW, having a lot of fonts installed slows down Windows startup times quite a bit. Or at least it did on XP and earlier versions. I've learned this the hard way.
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accepted About 1/3 of web sites load really slow on my desktop connected to wifi, but not on my iPod Touch connected to the same wifi
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answered About 1/3 of web sites load really slow on my desktop connected to wifi, but not on my iPod Touch connected to the same wifi
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comment About 1/3 of web sites load really slow on my desktop connected to wifi, but not on my iPod Touch connected to the same wifi
I'm in Michigan, USA. But considering that other devices attached to the same internet connection work fine, I don't think it's an issue with the sites themselves being slow or redirecting.
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comment About 1/3 of web sites load really slow on my desktop connected to wifi, but not on my iPod Touch connected to the same wifi
There is no anti-virus software of any kind. There is no ad blocking software. I haven't been able to find any pattern in the affected sites. As I mentioned, several banking sites were the first ones I noticed it on, so I thought it might be a HTTPS thing, but there are plenty of HTTPS sites that perform just fine. There are very fancy DHTML/AJAX sites that are affected, and also extremely bare-bones plain HTML sites. Even downloading ZIP and PDF files from those sites using right-click-and-save is extremely slow, so I'm pretty sure it's nothing in the site's content that's causing this.