Onideus Mad Hatter wrote:
> Some browsers use different engines on different operating systems.
> For example IE6 on Windows uses Trident but IE on the Mac uses Tasman.
> On Windows IE6 is faster in just about every respect to Firefox expect
> to take into account the curve of lag that results from having
> multiple browser instances running simultaneously. If you open
On the other hand if you open multiple FireFox's, they're all fast. So
it's all relative stuff, but I take your point.
> Firefox with say a couple dozen tabs...it is just shit fuckin slow.
> Where as if you run a few dozen instances of IE...meh...no real
> difference in speed/rendering.
Single window Fx vs single window IE7 and Fx will usually out perform in
Also IE hasn't been updated for MacOS in about 6 years, and won't even
run on Intel Mac :) On a Mac, Safari is the faster browser, followed by
Opera then FireFox. But I like the flexibility of FireFox, and the fact
that it is identical (same renderer) on all platforms. If something
works in Fx on my Mac, you can be 99.9% sure it'll work on anything that
can run that version of Fx.
On thing Fx is VERY VERY bad at is how it handles Flash. Whether this is
a Flash or FireFox fault I dont know, but you only need to open a couple
of full screen Flash 9 movies in Fx tabs and watch Fx start to become
really sluggish. This just doesn't happen with IE7 on my testbed machine
(which is a fraction of the speed of my dev machine). I really open that
either Adobe or Mozilla fix this issue in Fx 3.
x theSpaceGirl (miranda)
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