Originally Posted by TaiDinh
Websites on IE is faster than FireFox to me.
You know what? I just realized something. When you were comparing website loading speeds between Firefox and IE, had you already visited those sites in IE? If you had already visited the sites in IE, that means that IE has cached website images. So when you compare it to Firefox, loading a website for the first time (images not cached), of course IE will be faster.
I've noticed this just now. My website (No link because of OCN's ToS) when loaded in IE and in Firefox (website precached in both browsers), Firefox loads faster because it appears that IE did not completely cache the website images. It takes a second longer in IE to load my little "Save the Internet" banner, and the gradient image to the navigation bar. Of course, this isn't much of a test. Just thought I'd throw it out there.
It seems to me that the only reasons that people have verbalized why they use IE 6/7, is for:
- The faster time it takes for the browser (IE) to open.
- "No errors" (Less bugs in IE)
- Perhaps something about downloading/download manager in IE being better/simpler. (Though, if I may say so, the download manager in Opera is very robust, stable, and I find gives me faster download times than if I were to download the same things in IE or Firefox.)
- Any other reasons I've missed?
(For reasons against IE, see my breakdown of it here