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Web Browser Grand Prix 273

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the new-throwdown dept.
An anonymous reader writes "After seeing Opera's claim to 'Fastest Browser on Earth' after their most recent release, Tom's Hardware put Apple Safari 4.04, Google Chrome 4.0, Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, Mozilla Firefox 3.6, and Opera 10.50 through a gauntlet of speed tests and time trials to find out which Web browser is truly the fastest. How does your favorite land in the rankings?"
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Web Browser Grand Prix

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  • by Lunix Nutcase (1092239) on Friday March 05, 2010 @01:13PM (#31373438)

    "After seeing Opera's claim to 'Fastest Browser on Earth' after their most recent release, Tom's Hardware put Apple Safari 4.04, Google Chrome 4.0, Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, Mozilla Firefox 3.6, and Opera 10.50 through a gauntlet of speed tests and time trials to find out which Web browser is truly the fastest. How does your favorite land in the rankings?"

    I use Lynx you insensitive clod!

  • by number17 (952777) on Friday March 05, 2010 @01:14PM (#31373450)
    No, it's just slow because you are using IE.
  • You newbie (Score:5, Funny)

    by MrEricSir (398214) on Friday March 05, 2010 @01:22PM (#31373566) Homepage

    Lynx is for newbies. Real men telnet to port 80 and type in the HTTP headers manually, then parse the response in their minds.

  • Javashit (Score:1, Funny)

    by sexconker (1179573) on Friday March 05, 2010 @01:31PM (#31373690)

    Can we please stop measuring browser speed with javascript? Javascript is shit 99% of the time.

    And before you get any ideas, flash is shit 99.9% of the time.

    How about browser makers focus on making popular sites suck less ass? Imagine if IE9/FF4 came with official mods for sites. Load facebook.com? Get it without the bullshit!

    You can obviously already do this with great control with plugins for various browsers, but for it to make any difference for the average user it has to be built in, officially supported, and transparent.

    If facebook doesn't like it, fine, let them get into an arms race with the browsers, just like how advertisers are starting to fight back against adblockers (who are also fighting back).

    I'm sick of the shitty shitty shit on the web.
    Measuring how fast a browser can wade through that shit is pointless. How about you measure how well a browser power washes that shit off of the site before serving it up to me?

    IGN.com as viewed by
    - Default IE8 reference
    - IE9's shitripper
    - FF4's shitripper
    - FF3.6 + ABP + NS
    - Chrome 2's shitripper
    - etc.

    That's a comparison I'd like to see. And if that comparison got attention, maybe, just maybe, sites would be designed with less shit.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday March 05, 2010 @01:36PM (#31373772)

    The American contenders turned up

  • by PPH (736903) on Friday March 05, 2010 @02:02PM (#31374078)

    ... wget.

    Real geeks read straight html.

  • by StikyPad (445176) on Friday March 05, 2010 @02:13PM (#31374246) Homepage

    Mere child's play. Real men telnet on port 443.

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