Last week we showed Opera 10.60 to be the world's fastest Web browser. That was in the Windows world. But where do Chrome, Firefox, and Opera stand in Linux? Today we find out. Adding the Win 7 results, we'll also learn which OS has the speediest browser.
We maintain the single-tab and eight-tab startup time test in order to compare against the Windows 7 benchmark scores, even though the eight-tab limit of Internet Explorer 8 is not a factor here.
With a single page to load, Chrome manages to come out on top, shaving a second and a half off of its Windows 7 startup time. Second-place finisher Firefox also starts up a fraction of a second faster in Ubuntu than Windows, but Opera's stellar Windows 7 startup time is almost doubled in Linux.
With a load of eight tabs, it's Mozilla Firefox that starts up first, more than six seconds sooner than it does in Window 7. Chrome comes in second, with a little over ten seconds. Opera places third, only one second behind Chrome. Google's browser again starts up faster in Linux than in Windows, but Opera's time is five seconds slower than its amazing six-second start in Windows 7.
- System Specs, Setup, And Methodology
- Benchmark Results: Startup Times
- Benchmark Results: Page Load Times
- Benchmark Results: DOM And Peacekeeper
- Benchmark Results: HTML5
- Benchmark Results: Flash
- Benchmark Results: Java And Moonlight
- Benchmark Results: Memory Usage
- Benchmark Results: Memory Management
- Benchmark Results: Standards Testing
- Final Results: Linux Placing