On the same machine chromium browser runs lightning smooth. I tried swiftfox, nothing useful there. Is this a common problem? Only recent (past 3.6) versions have even been able to scroll rather smoothly vs choppy performance when using the scroll bar on pages. The performance is getting close to running firefox on a windows xp virtual box vm.
Kubuntu 9.10. Installed Gnome packages for Ubuntu and use those. Upgraded to 10.04.
Nvidia Proprietary Video Drivers using the Restricted Driver tool.
Core 2 Quad
4gb DDR2 667 ram
Nvidia GeForce 8800
Also note for everyone responding:
The default settings work damn well in windows on the same machine. The performance in Linux is what sucks.