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).
Results in milliseconds; lower is better.
V8 Benchmark Suite
Results are measured against a reference system with score 100; higher is better.
Results measured in test runs a second; higher is better.
Few days ago they have also tested the following:
Firefox running on Windows.
Firefox running on Fedora using the Fedora package.
Firefox running on Fedora using the Mozilla build.
Firefox as compiled for Windows running on Fedora using Wine.
Opera 9.63 running on Fedora.
The end result: Firefox from Mozilla or from Fedora has almost nil speed difference, and Firefox running on Wine is faster than native Firefox.
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Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded FavBrowser.com. Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.