Linked by Wes Bascas on Wed 3rd Jul 2013 11:00 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones Over the weekend, the crew at Tom's Hardware was busy testing the recently-released Firefox 22 using the usual bevy of benchmarks. This roundup included Chrome 27, Firefox 22, IE10, and Opera 12, along with the new Chromium-based build of Opera Next (alos known as Opera 15).
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RE[3]: Comment by lucas_maximus
by bassbeast on Sat 6th Jul 2013 14:06 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by lucas_maximus"
bassbeast
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I think the UI is fine, although if we were judging strictly based on UI I would lean towards Pale Moon and IceDragon as they are much less likely to suddenly change, but its the "senior moments" I've found that drive people up the wall when it comes to gecko based browsers.

For those that don't know a "senior moment" is when an OS or program will "hang" or come unresponsive for a few seconds, not enough to call the program hung and attempt a hard shutdown, just long enough to interrupt the workflow and be REALLY annoying. For a good example of this try Vista RTM on a P4 with HT and Speedstep, or firefox now,especially if you have a lot of bookmarks or tabs going.

But I agree there are too many niggling problems with FF for speed to be the primary concern and in fact I've found on the average home connection browser speed is probably the least likely bottleneck, more often its the ISP DNS, line congestion, or bandwidth limitations that will bottleneck the system before the browser does. worrying about browser speed today is like putting a monster GPU into a system that is still running a 4200 RPM hard drive, all that speed isn't gonna fix the other bottlenecks.

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