[CALUG] Linux video I produced for PCWorld magazine

Phil Shapiro pshapiro at his.com
Thu Apr 29 12:33:42 EDT 2010

Hi CALUG community,

   Here's a video I recently produced to run on PCWorld magazine's web  
site under their Linux Line blog.


    It was fun making this video, but one thing I've started wondering  
about is why is there such a long latency between the time I press the  
enter key to go to a particular web site and the time the web site  
starts to appear. Does anyone have any ideas about this?

    This is a Pentium III computer (1 GHz) with 384 megs of RAM.

    The latency is much longer than when I was using Netscape 2.x on  
my Performa 550 Mac, surfing the web with 5 megs of RAM back in 1995.  
(with 14.4 kbps dial-up modem)

     I wonder if the latency is because I was using a wireless  
network? I didn't get a chance to try using this computer with a wired  
network while I was shooting the video.


Phil Shapiro  pshapiro at his.com

"Wisdom begins with wonder." - Socrates
"Learning happens thru gentleness."

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