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Windows 7: Web Browsers top 5 tested and Ranked

10 Mar 2010   #1
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 
Web Browsers top 5 tested and Ranked

For those interested in the browser Wars as I like to refer to them. Here is an articale on the top 5 tested and ranked form Tomshardware Web Browser Grand Prix: The Top Five, Tested And Ranked : Introduction Fabe


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10 Mar 2010   #2
Rammstein

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
For those interested in the browser Wars as I like to refer to them. Here is an articale on the top 5 tested and ranked form Tomshardware Web Browser Grand Prix: The Top Five, Tested And Ranked : Introduction Fabe
I'm using Opera many years, and love it, but if I will say truth, 10.50 version is very bad. Maybe it is fastest on earth, but it also have some other problems, and now I'm waiting for next version.
e.g. Tab bar, status bar font smoothing (clear type) is very bad.
after stopping page loading function "Reload image" stops working.
Ther is problem with international fonts. I'm not able to set Armenian font.
e.t.c...
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10 Mar 2010   #3
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
These sorts of stats are relatively meaningless

1) Page Load time -- since first you have to have DNS resolving -- so who says that the DNS servers resolve the addresses of the pages to be loaded in exactly the same way / time.

2) The traffic on the actual websites themselves may be totally different for each test

3) Your own ISP / Network connections could also be affected by the amount of traffic on it -- such as other users when using Broadband connections.


This type of comparison is a bit like applying extreme statistical analysis to TWO variables or working out the standard deviation of 3 observations.

A more meaningful test is would be Security and accuracy of rendering the target websites.

These days just choose the browser you like -- there won't be a huge amount of difference in the performance of them as an end user - especially if you are connected to a workplace LAN where the network can get very busy at "popular times" such as around Lunch time etc etc.

Cheers
jimbo
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11 Mar 2010   #4
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Nice piece, albeit as both a Windows and a Mac user I will stick with Firefox it is my browser of choice, and works quite well on both platforms. Basically bench march means nothing to me in fact I truly find them annoying. Worrying about a 1 to 2 second difference is not going to change my life. . .I am still going to be slow in the head (strokes do that to you; some more than others).
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11 Mar 2010   #5
win7clutz

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

Interesting test... My default browser is FF, yet my best experience is with Opera. It seems like every time I express my results here I get clobbered by IE fans.

Glad to see I'm not alone.
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11 Mar 2010   #6
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

I would have to agree jimbo, their are to many other variables involved from user to user. Just thought it would be interesting to share and hear what others have to say about the test results. I'm definitely not suggesting anyone base their browser choice on these test results. Fabe
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12 Mar 2010   #7
Firestrider

Linux (Debian, Android)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
These sorts of stats are relatively meaningless

1) Page Load time -- since first you have to have DNS resolving -- so who says that the DNS servers resolve the addresses of the pages to be loaded in exactly the same way / time.

2) The traffic on the actual websites themselves may be totally different for each test

3) Your own ISP / Network connections could also be affected by the amount of traffic on it -- such as other users when using Broadband connections.


This type of comparison is a bit like applying extreme statistical analysis to TWO variables or working out the standard deviation of 3 observations.

A more meaningful test is would be Security and accuracy of rendering the target websites.

These days just choose the browser you like -- there won't be a huge amount of difference in the performance of them as an end user - especially if you are connected to a workplace LAN where the network can get very busy at "popular times" such as around Lunch time etc etc.

Cheers
jimbo
For SunSpider at least, I know that network time is not factored into the results. So the benchmark is pretty indicative of the difference in performance between javascript engine implementations in browsers. Most of the time spent is parsing/compiling js.
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