Category: Benchmarks

Web Browsers Protection against Socially Engineered Malware

By | March 26, 2009 | 14 Comments

Now this is something new. According to NSSLabs, over 50% of malware infections occur via internet download. In the recent study they have tested 6 most popular web browsers to see how well they protect surfer against web based malware.

Effectiveness results (more is better)

Internet Explorer 8 (RC1) – 69%
Firefox 3.07 – 30% Continue Reading

Chromium Linux – It’s Really Fast

By | March 24, 2009 | 0 Comments

A pre-alpha, Linux web browser called Chromium (which Google Chrome is based on) in the recent SunSpider benchmark revealed that it’s actually 4x faster than the latest stable Firefox release.

However, Chrome Wndows build was 2x faster than Chromium pre-alpha for Linux. Continue Reading

Weekly Browsers Recap, March 23rd

By | March 23, 2009 | 0 Comments

Accessibility: Safari 4, Opera 10, IE 8, Firefox 3 and Chrome 1

By | March 16, 2009 | 1 Comment

Paciello Group Blog writes:

“The study ARIA (Accessible Rich Internet Applications) roles exposed via MSAA (Microsoft Active Accessibility) by browsers on Windows (see results here) provides test of the major browsers available for windows.

Summary

WAI-ARIA has 59 possible role values (excluding abstract roles):

IE 8RC1 exposes 42 role values via MSAA
Firefox (Minefield) 3.2a1pre exposes 49 role values via MSAA
Opera 10 Alpha exposes 21 role values via MSAA
Safari 4 Beta exposes 8 role values via MSAA
Chrome exposes 0 role values via MSAA”

Found via Asa Dotzler blog.

Safari 4 vs. Google Chrome vs. Firefox 3.1 Beta 3 vs. Firefox 3 vs. Opera 10 Alpha vs. Opera 9.6 vs. Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 vs. Internet Explorer 7

By | March 15, 2009 | 14 Comments

If you are getting annoyed by old and popular SunSpider benchmark results, here is a new gem for you: PeaceKeeper – The Browser Benchmark.

The following browsers were tested:

Apple Safari 4.0 beta
Firefox 3.0.7
Firefox 3.1 beta 2
Firefox 3.1 beta 3
Google Chrome 1.0.154.48 Continue Reading

Internet Explorer 8 Beats Chrome and Firefox, Claims Microsoft

By | March 12, 2009 | 6 Comments

No, it’s not a SunSpider benchmark this time. Actually, this one is more “real word” one, which is based on top 25 internet sites load time.

Microsoft Corp. has also published a document called “Measuring Browser Performance: Understanding issues in benchmarking and performance analysis” which you can download here.

Now, let’s see results: Continue Reading

Safari 4 vs. Firefox 3 vs. Google Chrome vs. Opera 10, 9.6 vs. Internet Explorer 8, 7

By | March 1, 2009 | 39 Comments

Nate Lanxon from CNet UK has benchmarked Safari 4 Beta, Firefox 3, Mozilla’s Minefield, Google Chrome, Opera 9.6 (note on Opera 10 results were added to article later), Internet Explorer 8 and 7 using SunSpider suite. Continue Reading

Internet Explorer 64 bit (x64) vs. 32 bit (x86)

By | February 25, 2009 | 16 Comments

After posting Firefox 64 bit vs. 32 bit results, it’s time to check how well does Internet Explorer 7 64 bit compete against its less advanced brother, Internet Explorer 7 32 bit (x86). Continue Reading

Windows vs. Linux (Firefox, Firefox Wine and Opera)

By | February 17, 2009 | 13 Comments

If you ever wondered about the performance differences between Windows and Linux Firefox versions while surfing the net, then wonder no more. Tux Radar has tested Firefox on Windows and Linux (original Firefox + Firefox Wine (Wine allows you to run Windows applications on Linux) to see how they compete.

Tested with Firefox 3.06 on Windows XP SP3 (x86) and Fedora 10 (x86). Continue Reading

Wow! Lunascape Beats Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera**

By | February 5, 2009 | 22 Comments

Here is something for you: a new web browser. Now, before you stop reading about yet another new web browser, please note: this is not a regular one.

So what is Lunascape then?

It’s the world’s first triple engine web browser. Yes, it’s a hybrid. Here is a simple formula: Continue Reading