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Submission + - IPv6 Launch Day: Rehearsals over, IPv6 goes prime time June 6 (networkworld.com)

alphadogg writes: IPv6 will go fully live today, June 6. That's the date when 50-plus access networks and more than 2,500 websites — including Google, YouTube, Facebook and Yahoo — will turn on support for the long-anticipated upgrade to the Internet's main communications protocol and leave it on for good.
World IPv6 Launch Day is being coordinated by the Internet Society, which is promoting IPv6 as the best strategy for ensuring that the Internet continues to grow as address space becomes increasingly scarce with IPv4, the original version of the Internet Protocol. Participants in World IPv6 Launch Day are trying to drive home the message to techies worldwide that it's time to start deploying IPv6. "If you've been waiting to deploy IPv6, there is no reason to continue waiting," says Leslie Daigle, chief Internet technology officer with the Internet Society. "There are customers who will view your website over IPv6 now. It isn't experimental. It's out there for real."

The Internet

Submission + - 'World IPv6 Launch' ready for lift-off (networkworld.com)

netbuzz writes: "The Internet Society’s “World IPv6 Launch” is hours from lift-off and organizers are pushing a now-familiar message: "If you've been waiting to deploy IPv6, there is no reason to continue waiting," says Leslie Daigle, chief Internet technology officer with the Internet Society. "There are customers who will view your website over IPv6 now. It isn't experimental. It's out there for real." More than 50 access networks and 2,500 websites — including Google, YouTube, Facebook and Yahoo – have committed to the event by pledging to turn on support IPv6 and leave it on for good."
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Submission + - Facebook, Google, Bing, Yahoo To Enable IPv6 On Ju

An anonymous reader writes: Facebook, Google, Microsoft Bing, and Yahoo are four of 15 companies committed to supporting IPv6 by June 6, 2012. The others include Cisco, D-Link, Akamai, Limelight, and seven ISPs. The launch follows last year’s successful industry-wide test of IPv6 on June 8, 2011, which demonstrated how IPv6 is the best solution to keeping devices communicating and ensuring people stay connected online as the Internet continues to grow.
The Internet

Submission + - World IPv6 Launch set for June 6 (networkworld.com)

alphadogg writes: Several of the world's largest ISPs and websites have committed to permanently enabling IPv6 — the next-generation Internet Protocol — on their products and services starting June 6, 2012. AT&T, Comcast and Time Warner Cable were among seven global ISPs that have committed to this deadline, along with some of the world's most popular websites including Facebook, Google, Yahoo and Microsoft Bing. These companies announced that they are meeting this deadline as participants of an event dubbed World IPv6 Launch, which is being organized by the Internet Society.

Comment Re:Slow! -- XP user? (Score 1) 554

I'm using a Nokia Booklet 3G laptop with Windows 7. Sadly it appears that hardware "accelerated" rendering is actually slower on this laptop than the traditional rendering method. After disabling the acceleration from FF4's settings the browser's speed is again adequate.

Comment Re:Slow! (Score 1) 554

Yes, I just noticed that disabling hardware acceleration helped significantly. I picked a random Slashdot news article and scrolled from top to bottom, keeping the down arrow pressed down. With hardware "acceleration" enabled, it took 22 seconds. Without it, 9 seconds. A very unscientific benchmark for sure, but it reflects the impression I got. Without the hardware acceleration the speed seems to be about the same as with older FF3.

After getting disappointed by FF4, I installed Chrome. It seems even a bit snappier than any of the FF versions I've used.

I'm using a Nokia Booklet 3G laptop with Win7. Granted, it's not a particularly fast computer, but it has been sufficient for my web browsing needs with FF3. My main gripe with FF4 is that if the browser is indeed slower with hardware acceleration enabled, FF4 shouldn't enable it by default. Yes, technically enabled folks can tweak the settings to make the browser faster, but tweaking the settings SHOULDN'T be necessary for the average user.

Comment Slow! (Score 2) 554

I just downloaded and installed FF4, and unlike what I had expected from the new version, FF4 is actually noticeably slower on most websites, including Slashdot :-/

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