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Do I have to have Sun Java plug-in running for me to experience 100% of the 64-bit browser? If I don't need it, I want to disable it until I need it for a program or something to that extent.
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hi, sorry, i'm unexperienced.

i've just installed waterfox 12. but i see this "tcmalloc", and the "bin" file to download.

does this "bin" file has "tcmalloc" included?? how do i run/plac the "bin" folder so that it replaces my waterfox installation?

thx! love this browser.thumb.gif
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The installer doesn't have it. Get either, they do the same thing, but tcmalloc version should be faster.

Here are my results for Waterfox 12 (Installer). Link.

Adblock Plus + Flash + Tweaks

Score: 4866 on Google v8

tcmalloc version

Score: 4863 on Google v8

Here is the link for Dromaeo. Link.

Both do the same for me. No real difference between them.
Edited by FTBBTF - 4/28/12 at 2:31am
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The installer doesn't have it. Get either, they do the same thing, but tcmalloc version should be faster.

Here are my results for Waterfox 12 (Installer). Link.

Adblock Plus + Flash + Tweaks

Score: 4866 on Google v8

tcmalloc version

Score: 4863 on Google v8

Here is the link for Dromaeo. Link.

Both do the same for me. No real difference between them.

 

I don't think it will affect JavaScript benchmarks very much. Have you tried Browsermark or peacekeeper?

Edit:

Now that I'm running benchmarks today, the scores seem to be even. I'm wondering why when I first tested them I got such different scores in the benchmarks.


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I don't think it will affect JavaScript benchmarks very much. Have you tried Browsermark or peacekeeper?
Edit:
Now that I'm running benchmarks today, the scores seem to be even. I'm wondering why when I first tested them I got such different scores in the benchmarks.

Why are you using browsermark? :S It's for mobile phone's browsers and it's completely unreliable.
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I don't think it will affect JavaScript benchmarks very much. Have you tried Browsermark or peacekeeper?
Edit:
Now that I'm running benchmarks today, the scores seem to be even. I'm wondering why when I first tested them I got such different scores in the benchmarks.

Why are you using browsermark? :S It's for mobile phone's browsers and it's completely unreliable.

Probably cause that's all there is and it's a reasonable benchmark for baseline comparisons? Maybe? Why, you got something better? eh-smiley.gif

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I don't think it will affect JavaScript benchmarks very much. Have you tried Browsermark or peacekeeper?
Edit:
Now that I'm running benchmarks today, the scores seem to be even. I'm wondering why when I first tested them I got such different scores in the benchmarks.

I haven't tried them, but since you've tried Dromaeo I wanted to offer my feedback on both and I've ran Google v8 since it's a known test.
Honestly I see too many variations with browsers these days and the scores people post on the Internet are just out of my reach 100% of the time, unless they have a slower computer (I still have a Core 2 Duo T9300 @ 2.5Ghz and 4GB of RAM with Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64, so I'm on a pretty fast computer for 90% of the tasks).

I have noticed something though and it's a bit interesting: in Dromaeo I, by habit, minimized the browser, as to not bother me. The result: CPU usage went down from ~50% to ~35%. I had to redo the test, just to not have variations.

Either way, if you look at the Dromaeo results you will see that for each test they provide a margin of error. If you look at my tests, the results for tcmalloc version have a higher degree of error (+/- 25% in some cases), while for the installer version the degree of error is smaller -> more consistent results.

In the end, what really matters is the rendering speed for me. The times it takes to press the button -> page finished loading. All browsers are very fast and the differences are minimal these days. Even IE9 is plenty fast nowadays for what most people need. It's weird that Firefox 12 is not really faster than Firefox 10 even 9, while Chrome improved a little. It's time for a redesigned browser and x64 support from Mozilla, as to improve from an already optimized base.
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I've got some results :

Peacekeeper

Firefox 12 stock : 1947 http://peacekeeper.futuremark.com/results?key=5LT7

Waterfox 12 w/o tcmalloc : 2035 http://peacekeeper.futuremark.com/results?key=5LTa

Waterfox 12 w/ tcmalloc : 2199 http://peacekeeper.futuremark.com/results?key=5LTL


SunSpider

Firefox 12 stock : 228ms

Waterfox 12 w/o tcmalloc : 218ms

Waterfox 12 w/ tcmalloc : 207ms
Edited by Xenthos - 4/28/12 at 4:48pm
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i have some weird stuff going on with waterfox 12 auto triggering ctrl key when pages load (usually).

not sure if thats because i came from a waterfox 10 profile... (with nearly 150 tabs)

has anyone had similar experience?
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Congratulations and many thanks for your nice project.

Does WF12 support background (silent) updates w/o UAC? I miss the checkbox "Use background service to install updates" in Tools/Options/Advanced/Update. Did I anything wrong during installation?
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