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Windows 7: E9 Preview 4 vs. Firefox 4.0 Beta, Chrome 6.0 Dev, Opera 10.6, Safari

06 Aug 2010   #11
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Whats this obsession with speed of browsers these days? With fast computers and fast connections, its a bit of a non issue.


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06 Aug 2010   #12
MWRed

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
Whats this obsession with speed of browsers these days? With fast computers and fast connections, its a bit of a non issue.
I, for one, don't really have a problem with "speed".

I think for the most part, some people weigh "browser speed benchmarks" too heavily. I mean, so Chrome beats the next one by 50ms or 100ms........so what. Like anyone would be able to notice anyway. Benchmarks are about as reliable as the Graphics benchmarks that everyone used to go by. It was non real-world use. Pretty pointless IMO.
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06 Aug 2010   #13
Digerati

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit
 
 

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Whats this obsession with speed of browsers these days? With fast computers and fast connections, its a bit of a non issue.
I'm with you on that. I'm ready to blame my ISP before my browser - though I don't really have any complaints with either at the moment.

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06 Aug 2010   #14
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

For most of us, it is a non issue. However, IE7 and earlier (apparently IE8 as well) were notorious for being several seconds slower than other browsers, on the same ISP connection. I for one have noticed definite speed differences between Firefox and IE7/IE8.

And I think only the most obsessive users are going to switch their preferred browser due to a 50-100 ms difference. I know I would have to see a difference of at least 2-3 seconds in order to switch browsers.
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06 Aug 2010   #15
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

True in regard to the infections. Generally, the issue is a PEBKAC!
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06 Aug 2010   #16
Digerati

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit
 
 

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However, IE7 and earlier (apparently IE8 as well) were notorious for being several seconds slower than other browsers, on the same ISP connection.
Some times yes and sometimes no. Unfortunately, many of the tests were biased towards one browser or another - and typically against anything Microsoft. Reviews of IE8 vs whatever are no different. I am not saying IE8 is the fastest or even as fast as all the others, but it is not as slow in "real world use" as many would have us believe.
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