Google Web Accelerator

The times they are a-changin’.

This post seems to be older than 15 years—a long time on the internet. It might be outdated.

Saw this on my Slashdot RSS feed, downloaded it and I’ve already saved 6.5 seconds….and I’m on my colleges connection. Interesting.

From slashdot.org:

Lukey Boy writes “Google has released a free web accelerator product for both Firefox and Internet Explorer. According to their information page the software uses Google servers as a proxy for web content, delivering the pages to your system more rapidly and compressing them beforehand.”

I think the most unique aspect of this is that it’s geared towards DSL users and not dial-up users. I also wonder if this will help me view pages that have been Farked or Slashdotted.

Here’s the direct link to Google’s Web Accelerator.

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