I think you'll be impressed if you do this on your Linux distro -- go to http://getswiftfox.com and download your version dedicated to your processor type. Expand into a folder and point your Firefox icon to the 'swiftfox' file instead. Launch it and it will steal all your bookmarks and settings quite nicely from Firefox.
Now when I click on links on the web, it's like click, bam, click, bam. It's zippy fast! I also noticed that a slow web app I have at my office (for certain tasks) is now 2x as fast.