When it comes to performance, there is no such thing as too much. Therefore, today we will find out, what operating system you should use to achieve the best possible results and whether or not it’s worth the switch.
AMD Athlon II X2 235e
AMD Radeon HD 6700
Windows 7 SP1 x64
Ubuntu 12.04 x64
Chrome 18.0.1025.151 (32-bit); Firefox 14.0.1 (32-bit); Opera 12.0 (32-bit).
Run the benchmarks in each browser four times—hardware acceleration on twice and off twice—on each OS, then average (arithmetic mean).
Benchmark Results (Windows 7 vs. Ubuntu 12)
Google Chrome works best on Ubuntu and it beat Windows version by 14%.
Mozilla Firefox runs best on Windows, which is faster than Ubuntu version by 36%.
Opera achieved better results running on Windows than it did on Ubuntu, the difference was 9%.
So here you have it, 2 out of 3 of the Windows browsers were faster than they were on Ubuntu.