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Read the hype on every new web browser released or due out this year, and you'll see claims that every one of them is "faster" than all the others. You could compare super-specific tests and decipher all the code-brain terminology, and you'd still be left wondering which browser starts quicker, uses less memory, and slides through dynamic interfaces like Gmail the fastest. Since our squadron of independent analysts had the week off, we ran the latest editions of Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera 9.5, and Safari for Windows through some unscientific but highly geeky tests ourselves on a plain old Windows computer. Take a look at the full (and somewhat unexpected) results after the jump.
 
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Interesting results, though I suppose they aren't too surprising after thinking it over. I'd probably get Opera instead of FF if I could use my wonderful addons there. I can't live without ABP and NS.
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I don't care how fast stuff loads, if it's running in a crappy browser it's just fast loading crap.
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I don't care how fast stuff loads, if it's running in a crappy browser it's just fast loading crap.
Couldn't have said it better. I refuse to roam the net without ABP, NS, dl status bar or tab mix plus.
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Sigh... Safari.

How anyone can actually use that browser is completely beyond me.
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Sigh... Safari.

How anyone can actually use that browser is completely beyond me.
I feel the same way. And I will still be sticking with Firefox because I just can't live without the extensions.
 
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Originally Posted by ICYUNVME View Post
Couldn't have said it better. I refuse to roam the net without ABP, NS, dl status bar or tab mix plus.
This is one of the major original features that created Firefox: the amazing extensions system. Other browsers have to use "plugins" which act more like hacks. The Firefox extension system actually allows developers to smoothly integrate additions.
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