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Windows 7: 5 Things I want in Windows 7 RTM

30 Mar 2009   #21
Fizban

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Actually, Linux is the fastest I believe. Though OSX comes next mainly because of its kernal style.

Chrome is only secure now because not as many hackers have had time with it, and a lot less people use it than IE.

As for speed, I don't test, and my ISP and rig are fast enough that I would not notice the difference. I like FF, so I will stick with it.

~Lordbob

I was referring to browsers, ie. Safari, not that OSX is the fastest OS. Though OSX likely is faster than most linux derivatives. OSX is derived from BsD and BsD is the true fastest OS. (I compile code on linux and BsD daily, BsD hands down wins in that category, maybe I'm weird, but I'm a massive fan of GCC and refuse to code on Windows with a compiler like MSVC.)

As for Chrome only being secure due to market share and how long it's been out, it's a possibility, but honestly I doubt it. Most of google's software is made very well. They have some "very" talented programmers that work for them.


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30 Mar 2009   #22
werD

Windows 7 Build 7229 x86 and x64
 
 



this is just over a week old... the bars show pageload time using javascript rendering.. id still take FF + greasemonkey over chrome. had chrome when it was first released and was a major ram hog imo
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30 Mar 2009   #23
Fizban

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by werD View Post


this is just over a week old... the bars show pageload time using javascript rendering.. id still take FF + greasemonkey over chrome. had chrome when it was first released and was a major ram hog imo
Chrome does use more RAM initially than FF due to each tab being its own process (which makes it far more stable than firefox). Firefox though has memory leaks and if you try to run it for days on end without restarting it it will use insane amounts of memory, whereas Chrome won't. Also you tested Safari 3.2.2, it was Safari 4 that I was referring to when I stated it was currently the fastest browser available.
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30 Mar 2009   #24
werD

Windows 7 Build 7229 x86 and x64
 
 

meh well ive heard opera alpha is fast too... but i see it to be slow and doesnt load pages fully for some reason... not my test either.. got that off of computerworld about a week ago. ill never use safari either... i despise all apple products
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30 Mar 2009   #25
Freelancer852

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Firefox? Slow?

Gotta love "about:config"!
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30 Mar 2009   #26
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DiamondNRG View Post
I don't buy this one bit. Firefox 3.1 is very very fast. So much stuff does not work in Chrome there is no way you can properly claim it puts Firefox at the bottom of the pile. And nothing made by Apple ever should be claimed as "good" or anything other than "worthless" and "a waste of time".



Yup, plus the suggestion shouldn't have ever been made as Windows 7 is SUPPOSED to do it on its own.
I never claimed apple was any good, infact I think apple is absolutely crap. I would never consider installing anything of their software due to the fact you have to install countless other things. But speed wise I hear its up there with chrome. And I have yet to come across something in chrome 2 that does not work.
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30 Mar 2009   #27
wysiwyg

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Any browser is only as fast as the web page allows it to be.

In any case its only fractions of a second, so whats the rush.
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30 Mar 2009   #28
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
W7 can? Let us know how then.

Also, FF is much faster than IE8 (it has NOT been sped up. Its slower if anything). Chrome is quick, but just lacks a little in my opinion. I have not used Safari on a PC, so I can not comment on that.

~Lordbob
Windows 7 can mount disk images, just not the ones you had in mind.

Ever heard of Virtual PC? The VHD (Virtual Hard Disks) that it uses can be mounted directly within Windows 7 so that files on them can be accessed without neding to boot into a virtual OS on Virtual PC.

Although I must admit that I have never tried this, despite being a Virtual PC user...
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30 Mar 2009   #29
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

IE8 is plenty fast enough for me. I have no need for another browser atm.
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30 Mar 2009   #30
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
IE8 is plenty fast enough for me. I have no need for another browser atm.
I totally agree. I'm an avid IE user & now that IE8 Final is around it's exactly what I need. What's the big rush to load web pages anyway? LOL
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