Originally Posted by BoostGeek
I wanted to test your theory and you are right. The difference is night and day between IE7 and Firefox. I'm running both on Windows Vista and Firefox is way faster.
I've made another observation that may be informative. I think both browsers take around the same amount of time to finish displaying a page (~10-15sec). However, with Firefox the text loads instantly, and the banners along the right hand side load at the end, with the text portion being slimmed down to accommodate the ads. In IE7, the text and ads load at the same time, once everything is downloaded and processed, including those slow ads at the right. The ads along the top of the page don't seem to be affected.
Edit: I noticed at the bottom of my browser, the slowdown seems to come from a slow load from avsads.com.