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Using Fire Tune

1. After downloading & installing the tool, open it.

2. First of all, back up the default settings of Firefox by clicking on the 'Create backup of configuration' button. This will enable us to revert back to the previous settings if the results of optimization are not satisfactory.

3. Now, you will have to select the speed of your PC (CPU & RAM) & the Internet.

To find out the amount of RAM & CPU that you have, click on Start ---> Right click on My Computer ---> Click on Properties. (Or you can press Windows Logo key + Pause) Now, in the 'System' area, you can view the CPU speed in MHz/GHz & RAM in MB/GB.

To check your Internet speed, read this article.

4. Now, select the appropriate combination of the speed of your PC & of your Internet connection, using the table given below :


Fast

Slower

Slow

CPU

1.5 GHz +

-

Less than 1.5 GHz

RAM

512 MB +

-

Less than 512 MB

Internet Connection

300 KB +

100-200 KB

10-25 KB


Note : Here, KB stands for kilobytes.

Now, close Mozilla Firefox if it is open & then click on 'Tune it'. And there you have it, you have just optimized Mozilla Firefox through Fire Tune. Enjoy the speedier performance of Mozilla Firefox!



How to check the speed of your Internet Connection

Sometimes, you may want to check the speed of your Internet connection.

Here is a list of the websites that you can use to check the speed of your internet connection :

Speed Test
Bandwidth Place
Kify
My Speed
Test my Speed

After the test finishes, you will be given your Internet speed in kilobits (Kb). You will have to convert it into kilobytes (KB) to know the actual speed. You can check this article for the difference between kilobits & kilobytes.

Note :

While running the speed test, do not use the Internet for any other purpose. This is because the websites generally check your Internet speed by simply downloading & uploading a file. The speed of this download/upload is considered as the speed of the Internet connection. As such, if you use the Internet for other purposes like downloading, surfing, etc. while testing the Internet connection, the speed test will get a lower share of your Internet connection, thereby affecting the results of the Internet speed check giving inaccurate results.



Optimizing Mozilla Firefox for increasing its speed & efficiency

So, here's an article on the powerful tool that optimizes web browsers like Internet Explorer & Mozilla Firefox to increase their speed & efficiency. Fire Tune is a very effective tool that can increase your Internet surfing speed considerably. With just a few clicks, you can optimize the web browser to suit your PC.

How does it work?

The mechanism behind this tool is simple. Web Browsers are generally meant for a large audience. As such, they do not have the exact settings to match your particular PC for its optimum performance. So, we need to correct this by optimizing the web browser. Now, optimizing isn't an easy task at all. We have to try out many different settings in different areas in different combinations. Obviously, such a process is very laborious & time-consuming. That's where Fire Tune comes in. Just by mentioning the type of your CPU/RAM and the speed of your Internet connection, it optimizes your web browser using the guidelines given by experts to provide you with a speedy surfing experience.

How to use it?

Read this article.



What is the meaning of KB, MB, GB, etc.?

The computer terms such as KB, MB, etc. can be slightly confusing for the PC Beginner. So, here's a little elaboration on these units.

The PC measures the size of the data in terms of its own units called bytes. The collection of these bytes is known as kilobytes (KB), Megabytes (MB), etc. The detailed list of the units for size of data with their full-forms & size, for your understanding, is given below :

Acronym

Full Form

Size

B

Byte

1 byte

KB

Kilo byte

1 KB = 1,024 bytes

MB

Mega byte

1 MB = 1,024 KB

GB

Giga byte

1 GB = 1,024 MB

TB

Tera byte

1 TB = 1,024 GB

PB

Peta byte

1 PB = 1,024 TB

EB

Exa byte

1 EB = 1,024 PB

ZB

Zetta byte

1 ZB = 1,024 EB

YB

Yotta byte

1 YB = 1,024 ZB




Burning Discs

Adding data to CDs/DVDs ie., Burning CDs/DVDs is a very easy task. For it, you need a CD/DVD writer & a CD/DVD burning software to instruct the hardware to burn a CD properly. There are several softwares available for this function.

I would recommend you to use CD Burner XP which is a very effective free software. It provides all the basic features needed for disc burning, coupled with a very easy-to-use interface. Thus, most users will find it comfortable to use it for disc burning. You can download it from their site.

Using the software is very easy. The help page on its website provides a comprehensive guide on using the software for various kinds of functions. It will provide you with almost all the information you will want regarding the usage of CD Burner XP.



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