Haxin Mainframes

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Ubuntu(Kubuntu) Web Pages Load Painfully Slow

My new Laptop from work, I recently started a new job at a company called Virtustream, was loaded with Ubuntu (Kubuntu I believe actually since its running KDE and I do not think that is the default with Ubuntu?) which was fine, I like the aptitude package manager, however I noticed that web pages loaded PAINFULLY SLOW. I tried anumber of things but when I saw that it was really new sites that I hadn’t yet visited that were loading slowly I guessed DNS.

Upon googling Ubuntu 12.10 DNS I saw there were a number of people complaining. I decided to give it a try and set my /etc/resolv.conf to Google’s DNS servers:

nameserver 8.8.8.8
nameserver 8.8.4.4

And now it runs like charm..