Thursday, November 3, 2005

Safari and Dial-up Connections

Pierre Igot:

While I suppose that eventually everyone will have a broadband connection it will still take many years and even then, there will always be occasional network slow-downs. If the recent evolution of Safari is any indication, it is going to become more and more painful to use Mac OS X over a dial-up connection, regardless of the actual contents of the sites we are actually trying to browse and view. It’s bad enough that more and more sites are more or less requiring a high bandwidth connection. Apple doesn’t have to add its own unjustified requirements to the mix.

I still think Safari should provide control over the number of simultaneous connections or downloads. That can go a long way towards making the browser feel responsive on dial-up.

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