Applies to
Toshiba Tecra 8000 PII-333MHz Notebooks

Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000



6.0 MB

Driver Date & Version
n/a (ver.


Toshiba Tecra 8000 is quite an older model with a Pentium II 333 MHz processor. Together with limited system memory (think 128/256MB RAM), you might find that running a modern web browser such as Firefox is quite taxing for your Tecra 8000 notebook.

Some said if you are working with an older/slower laptop, like the Toshiba Tecra 8000, there is no alternative to installing Firefox as it is the smallest and fastest browser. Well, that is not entirely true in my opinion.

You may want to try the portable version of Firefox which run on Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista and Wine on Linux/UNIX. With Portable Firefox, you can do the following optimization to speed up abit:

  1. Disable Cache, History and Form Saving:

    Cache is disabled by default. In newer releases of Firefox Portable, history and form saving are enabled. You can disable these within the Options window.

  2. Disable Session Restore / Undo Close Tab:

    Firefox 2.0 introduced a new feature called session restore. It keeps track of all your open windows and tabs and can restore your session if Firefox should crash. While a handy feature, it does have the unfortunate side effect of writing to disk on every page load, which slows down Firefox Portable.

  3. Disable Anti-Phishing:

    Firefox 2.0 comes bundled with an anti-phishing filter that warns you of fake sites pretending to be things like ebay and bank login pages. As with the ression restore, though, it results in additional writes to the drive. This is especially noticable in the first few minutes of using Firefox Portable as it has to download the anti-phishing database and store it within your profile (a 3mb+ file).

Alternatively, you can try using an older version of Firefox which should be running a bit faster (but with limited functionality/bugs/loopholes). Please use this method as last resort and I do not recommend this but if you are that desperate, well....

Download Tecra 8000 Firefox Alternative here.

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