Browser developers like to compare their browser to others. We have the fastest, or we are closing in, or we gained xxx percent over the last couple of months have become common ever since Google Chrome made its first appearance.
Claiming that the latest Firefox 4 builds have the fastest score is one thing, but neglecting Opera and Internet Explorer in the comparison is another. Asa mentioned technical restrictions as the reason, as the performance was measured in a shell test, not browser test.
Lets take a look at our own unscientific results of all four browsers running the SunSpider benchmark.
I'd say it is time to congratulate all browsers on their performance and move on and never look back. Yes, browsers will get even faster in the future but it will not have such a big impact anymore than in the past. All are fast and that's it. This means that it is time to look at other parameters when making the default browser choice.
What's your take on this? Let me know in the comments.Advertisement
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