Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 8th Sep 2006 04:10 UTC
Benchmarks "Oh sure, the following tests aren't as scientific as putting all the browsers in a ring and seeing which one is left standing after the fight, but it's close." More here.
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Rendering speed is not everything
by J. M. on Fri 8th Sep 2006 04:51 UTC
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For me, it doesn't matter if the browser renders a webpage in 4.76 seconds or 4.89. What's much, much more noticeable on my PC is the GUI speed, that's where I can see the biggest difference between web browsers' speed and that's where Firefox (or Mozilla/Seamonkey) is by far the slowest piece of software I use due to the massive overhead of the XUL based GUI (several times slower than "native" GUI, like pure GTK+ or Qt or the Windows GUI). Plus, I'd really like to know why the Firefox GUI is so much slower on Linux/BSD than it is on Windows (I know this is generally the case with many cross-platform apps, the Opera GUI is also several time slower on Linux, but again, why?).

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