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Fast Internet SurfingI have a high speed cable connection through Comcast so I probably don't need the Google Web Accelerator. But I couldn't resist making my connection faster so I installed it today on my computer.
Google Web Accelerator is an application that uses the power of Google's global computer network to make web pages load faster. Their website says that dial-up users may not see much improvement because the Google Web Accelerator is currently optimized to speed up web page loading for broadband connections.
Google Web Accelerator uses various strategies to make web pages load faster, including:
- Sending your page requests through Google machines dedicated to handling Google Web Accelerator traffic.
- Storing copies of frequently looked at pages to make them quickly accessible.
- Downloading only the updates if a web page has changed slightly since you last viewed it.
- Prefetching certain pages onto your computer in advance.
- Managing your Internet connection to reduce delays.
- Compressing data before sending it to your computer.
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