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Windows 7: Was it just me or is IE faster than Firefox at the moment???

25 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit
 
 
Was it just me or is IE faster than Firefox at the moment???

Firefox has had a few updates recently but now, as I write this post, I am using Internet Explorer 8 which feels faster than Firefox 3.6.8 at this point and I don't know why.

I am more of a Firefox user but, I just feel that IE 8 is doing smoother and faster on the browsing.

Those of you who have updated to Firefox 3.6.8, why don't you try comparing its speed to IE 8??? I do not remember doing any updates to IE 8 but it feels faster as it loads pages smoother and a few seconds faster that Firefox 3.6.8....


What do you think???


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25 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I could never tell the difference between any of them to be honest... I just use IE because it's "already there" and it usually starts up quicker than all the other browsers.
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25 Jul 2010   #3

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CreepinJesus View Post
I could never tell the difference between any of them to be honest... I just use IE because it's "already there" and it usually starts up quicker than all the other browsers.
Opera is still faster for me, but generally, speed between the browsers changes with every new version and they are all faster now. We win when they fight to be #1.

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25 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Actually Firefox is faster than IE8
IE8 is the slowest browser
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25 Jul 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Actually Firefox is faster than IE8
IE8 is the slowest browser
Well that does not seem to be the case with IE 8 for me at the moment.

I tried the two browsers on a very same website and IE 8 just loaded them 2 seconds or so faster than Firefox 3.6.8.

So I wouldn't really say IE is and always will be the slowest browser. The makers of Firefox can make a mistake that can turn it slower.

Firefox has had multiple updates recently for an unknown reason besides trying to be more competitive and they will not always do it right.
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25 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

To be honest, I've always read about browser X being faster than browser Y. But often with a stopwatch and some basic testing...I've never been able to prove it. I've tested IE, Firefox, Opera and Chrome and after a series of tests....they usually all finish at just about the exact same time for me. Therefore, I just use the one that I am most familiar and comfortable with.
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25 Jul 2010   #7

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Im currently using firefox 4 beta1 which seems to be faster than google chrome, safari and of opurse IE 9 beta.
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25 Jul 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Every browser is fast for me. I am on a 15Mbps (down) internet connection. I will say that IE8 is not stable. It crashed far too many times for me, most likely due to Flash or Javascript.
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25 Jul 2010   #9

windows 7 ultimate
 
 
google chrome canary build

the new chrome canary build is by far the fastest web browser ive tried on my machine.
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25 Jul 2010   #10

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SoLiD View Post
the new chrome canary build is by far the fastest web browser ive tried on my machine.
The canary build also lacks some features like bookmarks toolbar, etc. Still I like it.
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