Linked by David Adams on Mon 29th Aug 2011 14:58 UTC, submitted by Buck Cutburth
Benchmarks The latest browser benchmarks are in... again - seems like there's a new one every week. This is one of the best "browser battle" articles though. Chrome 13, Firefox 6, IE9, Opera 11.50, and Safari 5.1 are put through 40-something tests on both Windows 7 and Mac OS X Lion. As a PC guy I was pretty impressed with the performance of Safari on OS X, and the reader feature looks awesome too. The author also uncovered a nasty Catalyst bug that makes IE9 render pages improperly and freeze up under heavy loads of tabs. The tables at the end pinpoint the strengths and weaknesses of each browser, which is nicer than a 1-10 or star rating. Good article, and thorough.
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RE[3]: Comment by ssokolow
by smitty on Tue 30th Aug 2011 06:50 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by ssokolow"
smitty
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2005-10-13

I seem to remember a bug report where they tracked down the issue to the fact that Firefox was constantly reflowing the layout of the page during the test, when it didn't really need to.

The 2 bug reports are:
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=641340
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=641341

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