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Test System Specs And Software Setup

Web Browser Grand Prix: Chrome 18, Firefox 11, Windows XP
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Hardware Setup

Test System Specs
Operating System 2
Microsoft Windows XP Home (32-bit)
Processor
Intel Pentium 4 @ 2.41 GHz
Motherboard
Biostar P4M80-M4
Memory
768 MB DDR @ 333 MHz
Graphics
Nvidia GeForce FX 5500 128 MB DDR (AGP)
Storage
Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600AAJD, 160GB EIDE, 7,200 RPM
Optical 1
Hitachi-LG DVD GDR-8163B
Optical 2
Hitachi-LG CD-RW GCE-8483B


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The following table contains the system specs of the local Web server used for our Startup and Page Load Time tests as well as JSGameBench.

Local Web Server Specs
Operating System
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server Edition "Lucid Lynx" (32-bit)
Processor
AMD Athlon @ 1150 MHz
Motherboard
Soyo Dragon Platinum
Memory
512 MB DDR
Graphics
AMD Radeon 9550, 256 MB GDDR
Storage
40 GB Western Digital HDD WD400BB
Optical
Samsung DVD-ROM SD-616T
Extra Packages
Apache2, MySQL Client, MySQL Server, PHP5, PHP-GD, PHP5-MySQL, PHPMyAdmin, SSH


The table below holds additional information on the test network.

Network Specs
ISP Service
Cox Premium (28 Mb/s down, 5 Mb/s up)
Modem
Motorola SURFboard SBS101U
Router
Linksys WRT54G2 V1

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Software Setup

Both test installations were freshly installed and fully updated as of midnight on March 27th. Power management and automatic updating were disabled before testing.

All the software we installed, including the exact version number of the browsers tested, is listed in the table below.

Software
Version
Chrome18.0.1025.142m
Firefox
11.0
Internet Explorer
8.0.6001.18702
Opera
11.62 (build 1347)
Safari
5.1.4 (7534.54.16)
Adobe Flash
11.2.202.228
Microsoft Silverlight
4.1.10111.0
Oracle Java
6.0.310
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