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Windows 7: FireFox rules!


11 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 home basic 64 bit
 
 
FireFox rules!

I have the lastest version of firefox and it is fast


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11 Apr 2011   #2

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

I have the latest IE9 and that is also very fast!
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11 Apr 2011   #3

Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
 
 

I find Firefox 3.6 to be the fastest of all which I have tested on my dodgy machine!
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11 Apr 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Why yes, yes it does.
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11 Apr 2011   #5

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by niemiro View Post
I find Firefox 3.6 to be the fastest of all which I have tested on my dodgy machine!
Since 3.6.4 its got slower and slower on my machine, although at least still 3 times faster than IE9. FF 4.0 is a whole 25% slower and 30% larger! I don't think I'll be rushing to update. Apart from the fact my skins don't work on 4.0
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11 Apr 2011   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

I found it to be about even speed wise with FF4 for the most part (except on SSL sites) and its memory consumption is light-weight compared to FF4. I'm back to using 3.6 again, after having tried out 4.0 and then 4.2.

I don't watch videos online/play browser games, I mostly do research and forum viewing-- so all of the hardware accelerated features in the new version aren't a must have for me

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by niemiro View Post
I find Firefox 3.6 to be the fastest of all which I have tested on my dodgy machine!
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11 Apr 2011   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fimble View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by niemiro View Post
I find Firefox 3.6 to be the fastest of all which I have tested on my dodgy machine!
Since 3.6.4 its got slower and slower on my machine, although at least still 3 times faster than IE9. FF 4.0 is a whole 25% slower and 30% larger! I don't think I'll be rushing to update. Apart from the fact my skins don't work on 4.0
Have you tried standard diagnostics and/or a new profile?

Standard diagnostic - Firefox - MozillaZine Knowledge Base

Profile Manager - MozillaZine Knowledge Base
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11 Apr 2011   #8

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Not Myself View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fimble View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by niemiro View Post
I find Firefox 3.6 to be the fastest of all which I have tested on my dodgy machine!
Since 3.6.4 its got slower and slower on my machine, although at least still 3 times faster than IE9. FF 4.0 is a whole 25% slower and 30% larger! I don't think I'll be rushing to update. Apart from the fact my skins don't work on 4.0
Have you tried standard diagnostics and/or a new profile?

Standard diagnostic - Firefox - MozillaZine Knowledge Base

Profile Manager - MozillaZine Knowledge Base
That's testing with Peacekeeper. Cynical me would expect a FF speed test to show it's the best thing since sliced bread. And all tests are done in "vanilla" profiles. No add ons, except the mere basics to get the test to run (ie Java).
Last tests done on the 1-4-2011. FF 3.6.4 returned a pretty consistent score of 2973. 3.6.6 returned 2815. 3.6.16 returned 2423. FF 4.0 returned 1867. IE9 returned a paltry 893. Used to get (if it decided to work) c.1400 with IE8. Chrome returns something in the 41/2k mark. Don't like chrome though. Have to draw a line somewhere! All tests done during a quiet spot in web traffic. e.g. 03:00hrs local time.
As a luddite I was more than happy with IE7. Upgrading to Windows 7 ended that relationship though. NOTE!! These are my own personal observations!
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11 Apr 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Well at least Mozilla already has 5.0 in their mind. It is scheduled for release in June... IN MY BIRTHDAY!
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11 Apr 2011   #10

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linux731 View Post
Well at least Mozilla already has 5.0 in their mind. It is scheduled for release in June... IN MY BIRTHDAY!
That's how they schedule releases you know.

They randomly pick someone they don't know, find out their birthday and then announce that's when they are going to release something, just as a special birthday gift to that one person
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