Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 31st May 2008 18:25 UTC, submitted by Jaikrishnan Janardhanan
Benchmarks The first webpage was served off a NeXTcube at CERN, Switzerland, developed by Tim Berners-Lee. He also wrote the first web browser, confusingly named WorldWideWeb - the world of web browsers has come a long way since then, more or less turning into a platform of their own. This puts increasing pressure on web browsers to be really really good pieces of software, and as such, ZDnet has a 7-page comparison of the world's major web browsers, comparing Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, and Safari.
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by Decius on Sat 31st May 2008 21:24 UTC
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The only way that I can imagine Opera on a Windows box ending up as slowest is due to some variation in performance on Vista vs XP. I use all of the tested browsers, and consistently prefer Opera for features, security and speed.

This is not intended to start any battles over browsers, this is merely my preferences. On my hardware, running XP, W2K, ME, and 98SE, in all cases Opera is clearly the faster browser, especially when multiple tabs are opened.

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RE: Bollocks!
by TLZ_ on Sat 31st May 2008 21:30 in reply to "Bollocks!"
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The Beta 1 actually wasn't all that good.
It's one of the lesser good beta's they've released(IMO they should of waited and only release this one as weekly build.)

It seemed to have some problems and the speed was definetely not up to par what I usually see when using Opera.

Too bad they didn't use the Beta 2 in the test, in that one Opera shines more like it usually does. ;)

Edited 2008-05-31 21:31 UTC

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