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Windows 7: what is the best & the fast browser ?

18 Jan 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.

In answer to your question I'm going for chrome to be faster. Not only does it render pages much quicker but opening a new tab is instantaneous. With the others there is a slight delay,

I don't use add on(s) so chrome is my browser of choice.

NB: there are now extensions if you wish to use them.

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19 Jan 2010   #12

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi there
"browser speed" is usually dependenant these days on three factors

1) YOUR Internet connection speed (including your LAN if you go through a Router)

2) The "Target" web site's speed - this is also dependent on the Hosting site's Internet connection, the number of users currently logged on and if it's say a Web site hosted on a Home network then the UPLOAD speed will influence your speed -- most Broadband connections while having good download speeds usually have pretty horrible UPLOAD speeds.

3) the speed of the DNS servers in resolving the web addresses.

Other factors - but to a lesser extent are -- the code the web page is written in -- if its sloppy or poor this will lower your respomse time, and whether you are opening embedded documents such as PDF's or photos.

If you are accessing a Database server then your SQL "Query" will also influence the speed - a poor query will take ages longer to resolve than a quick one.

The speed of your computer --especially these days makes very very little difference --unless you are opening large pdf's or picture files - and the browser itself doesn't make much difference either.

Incidentally ensure your OWN network is running at the highest speed -- these days you can get GIGABIT LAN connections (1000 mb/s) instead of the typical 10 / 100 mbs one's.

At work some LAN's are still running at "Glacial Speed" of 10 Mb/s. No browser twiddling will do much here - especially if there are a load of other users on the same lan.

Take it from me -- these days Browser Speed is irrelevant. Choose your Browser based on YOUR preference.

After the initial hassles with IE8 I'm quite happy with it -- Opera is another good one.

I used to like FF -- but these days like a lot of products its bcome "Bloatware" and configuring it is a major exercise.

So warts and all I'm sticking with IE8. It's integrated decently into the OS and makes automatic updating and maintenance simpler.

BTW Chrome's "performance" if it can be called that is probably due to the speed and power of Google's DNS servers rather than your typical "Under the Railway Arches" type of ISP

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