[Sugar-devel] [DESIGN] XO1 | Same hardware, slower internet
lucian.branescu at gmail.com
Mon Mar 28 18:25:36 EDT 2011
On 28 March 2011 23:01, Anish Mangal <anish at activitycentral.org> wrote:
> With time, as hardware gets more complex, software gets bloated up to
> use the excess processor cycles available. A part of it is the
> websites that get more content heavy, bulky and slow with time.
> Considering that the hardware on the XO-1 is not going to get any
> faster, and websites _are_ going to get bulkier, I see a problem
> gradually arising.
> For example, Google image search, blogger and other similar services
> have recently refreshed their websites to be more user friendly at the
> cost of being heavier. I have seen kids trying to use these heavier
> websites in the classroom and it results in more time being wasted
> because of a overall slower computer.
> I would like to get opinions on what will be an increasingly
> significant issue, as websites get more complex and the hardware
> essentially remains the same.
Webkit should help somewhat. Once the XO 1 gets a reasonably recent
OS, Surf can be finished (in fact the porting could happen earlier,
but I don't have time for it until late summer).
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