LT Sinks Slowly Down the Screen

For many years I have read LinuxToday for commentary on the state of GNU/Linux. I managed to avoid ads for that other OS by scrolling down a bit… They were always at the top of the page. Lately the site has gotten so bad that I cannot wait while it loads. It seems it has taken on ads from servers that are simply pathetic.

I will remove the link from my bookmarks toolbar… click-click. Time is … well, time and I don’t have enough waiting with the world’s fastest browser while the world’s slowest page loads. LXer does not have quite the range of coverage but at least it is snappy.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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2 Responses to LT Sinks Slowly Down the Screen

  1. JimK says:

    Noscript and disable the flash addon works for me most of the time. On those sites that just don’t work, I may shut off noscript and/or enable flash. Those ads can be so very distracting.

  2. Richard Chapman says:

    I use Ad Block. One problem with it is that I can be visiting a site that supports companies I don’t wish to support and I won’t be aware of it. That’s what happened with NPR. I came across a piece about a nasty Microsoft Windows virus. The only problem was that in 1200 words, “Microsoft” and “Windows” were not mentioned once. The article was completely whitewashed. That’s when I temporarily suspended Ad Block and a Microsoft ad appeared on the home page. I thought NPR could be trusted to present the news straight up. I was wrong. I don’t visit NPR anymore. That’s my choice. There are plenty of other good news sources to choose from.

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