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Windows 7: Browser Comparisons using Peacekeeper

14 Jul 2010   #11
Grimmjow

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

If you are used on it, use it. Its not the browsers, its your net connection, spare little bit more money on your bandwidth, and every browser will be fast. This is same as what OS is best and why. Everyone has different needs and way of work, so...
@OP: I don't now who told you that installing x64 OS while you are having 1 GB RAM is a good idea, but he was wrong


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15 Jul 2010   #12
Digerati

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit
 
 

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@OP: I don't now who told you that installing x64 OS while you are having 1 GB RAM is a good idea, but he was wrong
Ummm, (1) I don't see where the OP was asking anything about installing any OS, 64-bit or otherwise - are you confusing threads? And (2), there is nothing wrong with installing 64-bit with only 1Gb of RAM, you just don't take advantage of the benefits 64-bit has to offer. And while previous 64-bit versions of Windows consumed a little more resources than their 32-bit siblings, Ed Bott had 64-bit Win7 running with only 512Mb (How well does Windows 7 handle 512MB?). I see no reason NOT to install 64-bit these days, even if currently limited on resources. That makes the upgrade path easier.
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15 Jul 2010   #13
Grimmjow

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Digerati View Post
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@OP: I don't now who told you that installing x64 OS while you are having 1 GB RAM is a good idea, but he was wrong
Ummm, (1) I don't see where the OP was asking anything about installing any OS, 64-bit or otherwise - are you confusing threads? And (2), there is nothing wrong with installing 64-bit with only 1Gb of RAM, you just don't take advantage of the benefits 64-bit has to offer. And while previous 64-bit versions of Windows consumed a little more resources than their 32-bit siblings, Ed Bott had 64-bit Win7 running with only 512Mb (How well does Windows 7 handle 512MB?). I see no reason NOT to install 64-bit these days, even if currently limited on resources. That makes the upgrade path easier.
1.No, I'm not confusing threads, its on his post, it was just an observation, and
2. English is NOT my native language, so sometimes I'm short on words, "bad idea" maybe is too strong, but I can see from your post, you know what I was "talking" about.
cheers
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15 Jul 2010   #14
Digerati

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit
 
 

Okay. No problem.
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20 Jul 2010   #15
stve

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lenuke View Post
I did some comparisons with the major browsers on the web using the tests from Peacekeeper, the results are quite impressive for me
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So is Opera really the best browser? What you guys think?
I have tried all the Browsers & Opera is definitely the best for me its so easy to configure.
I would still use it if it was the slowest but I'm glad its the fastest at least for this month lol.
Toms Hardware has just done a speed test of the Browsers
Conclusion : Web Browser Grand Prix 2: The Top 5 Tested And Ranked
The one test Opera failed on was the Page loading test.
Haavard posted an explanation about that on his Blog
Haavard - Some clarifications regarding Tom's Hardware's browser tests


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21 Jul 2010   #16
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Digerati View Post
That is interesting criteria. Download managers are good for dial-up users, no doubt. But I feel if you have a good broadband connection, download managers are unnecessary - and often get in the way. Adobe DL manager is a perfect example and I make sure I avoid installing it (even though that takes some effort).

Ad-blocking is nice, but sadly, most browsers don't do a thorough job at that. Fortunately, there are decent add-ons for Chrome, FF, and IE for that. I expect the other alternatives have them available too.
I'd prefer the least number of Adobe products on my system as possible. It's bad enough that I have to use Flash.

Download managers are necessary to group downloads under a normal window, or not even need one. The better ones (in Firefox and Opera) can resume broken downloads. If you download with IE8? You get a separate window for each one so you could have 8-10 new windows open, etc. There is no resume for a broken download.

IE8 is also unstable. I had multiple crashes a couple weeks ago when I was looking to replace Firefox due to resource abuse. Only add-on I had for IE8 was Adobe Flash. Several times I had IE8 tabs crash on me. It does have built-in adblock though through InPrivate filtering. There's an XML file you can import that contains a heavy list of blocked filters.

I ended up switching to Opera 10.60 last week. By far leaps and bounds better than Firefox 3.6 and IE8.
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