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Browser comparison: How the five leaders stack up in speed

  1. #11


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Hi there

    Out of all the things we do with computers the most BORING and POINTLESS thing ever is a lot of these BROWSER WARS - so long as the wretched thing is safe 99% of the response time is TOTALLY OUTSIDE the browsers hands

    1) Target web site / server - if that's busy then the fastest system in the world is still going to be slow.

    2) Your OWN internet speed - if you are logged on to a slow network then same as 1) above.

    3) Target website - if it's written inefficiently or needs the browser to execute long winded or badly written code then also as 1) above.

    4) If your computer is running a lot of processes or you don't have sufficient compute resources (poor CPU power, lack of RAM/video/ / slow HDD's) then again the browser speed is irrelevant.

    5) If you are watching Video (and more and more use Internet for online videos) then speed of browser is going to make NO difference -- if you've got an adequate CONSTANT 2Mb/s connection then that's perfectly OK for watching an HD movie without re-buffering.

    Simply choose the browser you like (interface etc) and let's ignore these totally and utterly pointless boring browser wars.

    In any case I'm waiting for a decent video streaming app that doesn't need a browser even to access it -- for example NETFLIX or SKY GO should be directly accessible without using a browser !!.

    Cheers
    jimbo

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  2. #12


    India
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    Windows 8.1 Industry Pro B-)


    I have transitioned from Chrome to IE now :P
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there

    Out of all the things we do with computers the most BORING and POINTLESS thing ever is a lot of these BROWSER WARS - so long as the wretched thing is safe 99% of the response time is TOTALLY OUTSIDE the browsers hands...
    Simply choose the browser you like (interface etc) and let's ignore these totally and utterly pointless boring browser wars.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    I wouldn't be so quick to come to that conclusion: I find Gecko based browsers have a lot of configurable items that do indeed affect rendering speed. Also they can affect time-slicing between rendering throughput and responsiveness of the interface.

    Moreover, some Gecko browsers (ie. K-Meleon, Seamonkey) do seem faster than others (Firefox).

    Just an observation. Besides I like looking at more finicky points with a careful eye myself, so I don't find this line of conversation boring at all.
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