Everybody that makes a browser claims theirs is the fastest, but which of any of them is telling the truth? When it comes to speed is Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Opera or Internet Explorer truly tops or is there realy no effective way to measure this ill defined concept?
“The Apple [computers] tend to be 5-10 percent faster [than Windows machines],” said FutureMark President Oliver Baltuch. “We believe that is based on the middleware of the OS. We believe that it is more streamlined.”
Specifically, Apple’s Safari and Google’s Chrome””both of which are WebKit-based””outperform not Internet Explorer, which is widely regarded as lagging in nearly every measure, but also Opera and Firefox.
Flash is dead, long live HTML 5!
Nevertheless, FutureMakr’s Baltuch says he uses Opera 10.0 beta 2 for browsing because he likes the user interface and features the best. He also praised Mozilla users for their very helpful feedback and, of course, Firefox and its variants stand head and shoulders above the crowd vis-a-vis extensibility and developer support.
What’s your take?