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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Opera is real fast too. Its plain jane but smokes as far as fast.

    You can put it on a small USB drive and take it anywhere.

    http://www.opera.com/download/

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  • MTNGUN
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    Ah, HSM's weekly "Which browser/OS is best?" thread. Maybe we should make this a sticky topic ?

    Ever notice how processors keep getting faster and RAM keeps getting bigger, but day to day applications never seem to run any faster ?

    I just installed a Firefox add-on called Tweak Network. It appears similar to to the old FasterFox add-on. However, it doesn't have a page load timer, so I can't measure page loads exactly to determine how much Tweak Network helps.

    They say FF 3.5 is faster (that's what they say about every new version, ha ! ! ! ). I'm still waiting for the official 3.5 release for Linux. Not a big deal.

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  • Rich Carlstedt
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    I have never used Safari to go to the practical machinist website, as I quit going there due to looooong download times.

    I entered "practical machinist" in the Google bar on Safari, and the Google search list came up in one second.
    Then I clicked on it, and got the page in 7 seconds and it instantly changed to other pages.
    Wow have they changed the look there !

    Rich

    Same test, and IE has been there many times, so I just tried it
    11 seconds to load page.
    5 seconds to change pages
    enough said
    Last edited by Rich Carlstedt; 07-20-2009, 06:46 PM.

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  • Rich Carlstedt
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    You mean you fellows have not tried Safari ?
    I run it on XP3 with Media center.
    It smokes on downloading sites

    Rich
    Apple wrote it for Mac and PC's

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  • Evan
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    Read what article?

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  • lazlo
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    Originally posted by Evan
    Make these changes and it will bump Firefox to the top of the list.
    If you read the article, ArsTechnica applied the same network optimizations to all three browsers.

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    I changed to IE8 through Yahoo and had troubles with it on WIN XP Home. I erased it and then downloaded it from the Microsoft site and it's running well on a desktop and a laptop. I think that your security settings will affect how well it runs.

    I've also heard many complaints about Vista but a friend recenty purchased an HP computer with Vista and it's running well also.

    In any case, IE8 works well ehough to communicate with you all. Go figure.

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Youtube has a nice banner saying that they will stop supporting any version of exploder except "8" soon.......
    A lot of people are still running IE6. Makes us web developers crazy. I suppose youtube can do what they want but I believe they are just making noise.

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  • Evan
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    Make these changes and it will bump Firefox to the top of the list.

    Code:
    Common to all configurations
    These are the settings that seem to be common to all configuration files regardless of connection speed or computer speed with a couple of additions - plugin paths can be found with about:plugins and the bookmark menu delay is turned off. 
    
    user_pref("network.http.pipelining", true); 
    user_pref("network.http.proxy.pipelining", true); 
    user_pref("network.http.pipelining.maxrequests", 8); 
    user_pref("content.notify.backoffcount", 5); 
    user_pref("plugin.expose_full_path", true); 
    user_pref("ui.submenuDelay", 0); 
    
    FOR: Fast Computer Fast Connection
    user_pref("content.interrupt.parsing", true);
    user_pref("content.max.tokenizing.time", 2250000); 
    user_pref("content.notify.interval", 750000); 
    user_pref("content.notify.ontimer", true); 
    user_pref("content.switch.threshold", 750000); 
    user_pref("nglayout.initialpaint.delay", 0); 
    user_pref("network.http.max-connections", 48); 
    user_pref("network.http.max-connections-per-server", 16); 
    user_pref("network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy", 16); 
    user_pref("network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server", 8); 
    user_pref("browser.cache.memory.capacity", 65536); 
    
    A couple settings of note - Firefox is allocated 4096 KB of memory by default and in this configuration we give it roughly 65MB as denoted by the last line. This can be changed according to what is used.
    The config file is accessed by entering about:config in the address bar.

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  • lazlo
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    Originally posted by Jeffw5555
    I have tried them all and am sticking with Firefox for now. It seems to have the best overall speed & performance (Waaaaaay better than IE7....more than twice as fast on ad-loaded websites like eBay and Weather Channel).
    I've tried all three, and Iron (Chrome with all the Google privacy invasion stuff removed) is the fastest, IE 8 is very close, and Firefox is the slowest.

    I still mostly use Firefox because of the excellent ad blocker and all the plug-ins:

    From Arstechnica. The green bars are which browser loaded the page fastest:

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  • Jeffw5555
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    I have tried them all and am sticking with Firefox for now. It seems to have the best overall speed & performance (Waaaaaay better than IE7....more than twice as fast on ad-loaded websites like eBay and Weather Channel).

    Only gripe I have about it is it takes longer to first boot up on one of my machines. Doesn't do this on others, so don't know what the issue is...

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    anything the MS realses is never ready and even when it is it still isnt the best but it works and thats all that counts, i dont mine runing windows and iam used to the failiers on IE and others so it dont bug me no more i just got the attiued now to expect something to go wronge,

    just back date your iso n system restore or delete IE 8 for now and go back to 7 and you will be fine.. once 8 is more friendly then download it again and you will be fine then..

    have a nice day

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  • Evan
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    I have been using Opera for a while now too. What I like about it most is the very small memory footprint.

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  • HSS
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    Carld, I was using IE then firefox and tried chrome. IE had too many problems and chrome was kinda lackluster as you mentioned. firefox was ok but a friend told me to try Opera and I really like it. Been using it ever since at work. My wife doesn't care for opera but then she likes IE8, go figure.
    Patrick

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  • Evan
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    Nope. XP Home. I haven't upgraded my laptop to IE8 and probably won't so I can't try XP Pro but it shouldn't make any difference except it is Intel Core Duo. I was under the impression that AMD handles DEP somewhat differently than Intel.

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