Windows 7 browsing performance

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  1. hbailla

    hbailla New Member

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    Betanews testers have revealed some interesting insights about windows 7 browsing performance . they have used five major browsers (Opera , Mozilla , Google chrome , safari and Inernet explorer ), testers claim that Windows xp is 13 percent faster than Windows 7 .
    What do you think about this test ?

    article source : computer news: Windows 7 browsing performance
     
  2. fjgold

    fjgold New Member

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    Some informal test results of my own using Sunspider benchmarks.

    SunSpider JavaScript Benchmark

    Method used was to run test in Win 7 first and save the test results URL and then run the same test in XP-SP3 pro
    and paste the Win 7 result URL into the comparison field provided by Sunspider.

    Tested was Firefox 3.5.2 and Opera 9.64 on the same computer (dual boot).

    First is Firefox (click thumbnail below)

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    Second Opera

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    Draw your own conclusions.

    I didn't try IE because I'm using IE 8 in Win 7 and IE 7 in XP. That would be like "apples and oranges".

    Have no use for Safari or Chrome.

    BTW I decided to run the same comparisons using Firefox 3.5.2 in Ubuntu 8.10 64 bit (linux).

    First is Win 7 vs Linux

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    Second is XP vs Linux

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    Again make your own conclusions.

    Since Ubuntu is 64 bit this may have skewed the results but interesting nevertheless.
     
  3. Mike

    Mike Windows Forum Admin
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    Benchmarks do not take into account real-world scenarios. Not to mention, no matter how much faster "Windows XP" is compared to Windows 7, Windows XP is still going to have a kernel and operating system core that is 9 years older than Windows 7 :) This means less support for newer equipment like multi-threaded applications and high-capacity and high-speed devices. And what about all the complaining of how insecure XP is? (Prior to Vista and 7 this was the primary complaint about XP)

    "Do you want to download and run this executable" (YES/NO) Ok push Yes!

    Blame the OS and not the guy sitting between the desk and the chair!
     
  4. reghakr

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    fjgold,

    Unrelated, but........

    Do you know the name of the Firefox wooden skin that you're using? It looks great:)

    I was a woodworker a few years back until my back problems forced me to quit.
     
  5. fjgold

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    Re: both Drew and Mike I agree 100%. All the tests show is synthetic results not real world performance.
    Win 7 RC does all I ask of it and then some. Notice I left it up to the reader to make their own conclusions.
    Besides if one went by the test results one would conclude that Linux Ubuntu was a superior OS, whch it's not, yet.
    Ubuntu as good as it is still can't touch Windows for gaming performance and some other things Windows does best.
    Although I use Linux it's more experimental for me and is not likely to replace MS Windows especially Win 7.
    I've been using Win 7 since the early beta days, as my primary OS, and I'm still impressed.
    You have to look at the whole package, not just browser performance.
    I really can't see any performance difference in everyday use.

    Re: reghakr the theme I'm using is Walnut2. It uses Gnome icons.
    An add-on search from within FireFox for "Walnut" will show both a Walnut and a Walnut2.
    Walnut2 is newer and has a more polished, finished look.
    Both are compatible with Firefox 3.5.2 as well as the older Firefox 3.0.x.

    A version is also available for Thunderbird though not in Linux.

    IMHO the best Firefox themes.
     
  6. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    Thanks Frank,

    I did find both and installed Walnut.

    I will like Walnut 2 better as it has maple wood also.
     

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