” I’ve never exactly had a problem running the Firefox web browser on a netbook. But I do tend to disable a few toolbars so that the browser UI doesn’t take up too much screen real estate. When you’re using a 1024 x 600 pixel display, every pixel counts.
One user has gone a few steps further and created a collection of 10 add-ons for Firefox designed to improve the experience of using the browser on netbooks with small screens and relatively slow processors…. “
Source: Netbook Optimization Kit makes Firefox a bit more netbook-friendly