Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Sep 2010 21:36 UTC, submitted by google_ninja
Internet & Networking Now this is a subject sure to cause some discussion among all of you. LifeHacker's Adam Pash is arguing that Chrome has overtaken Firefox as the browser of choice for what he calls 'power users'; polls among LifeHacker's readership indeed seem to confirm just that. He also gives a number of reasons as to why this is the case.
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molnarcs
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2005-09-10

Everyone else does this also.

http://www.vikitech.com/1334/ie9-is-poised-to-be-fastest-browser-am...

(IE9 platform preview #4 is compared to Firefox 3.6.4 and 3.6.8).

Despite what the headline claimed, IE9 is definitely NOT "Poised To Be Fastest Browser Among Firefox 4, Chrome 5 & Safari 5". They didn't even look at Firefox 4.
Your point?

My point is quite simple: if they feel confident about their browser's performance gains, why don't they publish benchmarks comparing code from specific days (dev version of the respective browsers on 31/8, 7/9, 15/9, etc.) The second (related) point is that they could just run it on an independent benchmark like peacekeeper and see how it stacks up to their results... The argument that "everyone does this" (ie. publish benchmarks that measure a single aspect of the browser, the one that compares favourably with others) doesn't make this practice prone to criticism you know...

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

My point is quite simple: if they feel confident about their browser's performance gains, why don't they publish benchmarks comparing code from specific days (dev version of the respective browsers on 31/8, 7/9, 15/9, etc.)


This is precisely what Mozilla do.

http://arewefastyet.com/

Each little circle is a plot point of the performance on a particular day, for the very latest daily build of each browser's javascript engines. The benchmarks being run are Sunspider (Apple's benchmark) and v8bench (Google's benchmark).

Latest results are nine days old.

Sheesh!

Edited 2010-09-24 11:54 UTC

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