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Old Feb 3, 2014, 06:17 PM   #1
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Best Internet browser for Core Duo MBP

Hi all, got a 2006 2GHz Core Duo MacBook Pro, 2GB RAM, running Snow Leopard. It's insanely long in the tooth and a painful experience to browse the web -- 50% of the time it lags on the smallest YouTube video.

It looks like it's the CPU usage that's causing the lag. I've tried both Chrome & Safari without a decent experience on either -- CPU maxes out with just one browser running.

Does anybody have experience with a 'lighter' Internet browser or any other suggestions? Thank you!
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Old Feb 3, 2014, 06:21 PM   #2
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I think you'd greatly benefit from using any extension to safari/chrome/firefox that forces html5 video, it sounds like you're computer is choking on Flash content.
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I think you'd greatly benefit from using any extension to safari/chrome/firefox that forces html5 video, it sounds like you're computer is choking on Flash content.
Thank you kindly for the advice & prompt response, I'll try that now.
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Thank you kindly for the advice & prompt response, I'll try that now.
I'd try this safari extension.

http://www.verticalforest.com/youtube5-extension/
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