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Web Browser Grand Prix 2: Running The Linux Circuit

Benchmark Results: Standards Testing

As usual, the HTML5.com and CSS3 Selectors Test will not be affecting the final results based on pure speed. The Acid 3 Pass/Fail scores will be combined with the Acid 3 Speed results to determine placing for that test.

HTML5Test.com

HTML5Test.com provided the same outcome on Ubuntu 10.04 as on Windows 7. The relative placing also remains the same, with Chrome taking the lead ahead of Opera, followed by Firefox.

CSS3 Selectors Test

Firefox again takes the lead in the CSS3 Selector Test, but three points shy of its Windows counterpart. The Linux versions of Chrome and Opera match their Windows 7 scores of 574, again creating a tie.

Acid 3 Pass/Fail

The Acid 3 scores from Windows are unchanged in the Linux version of the browsers. Both Chrome and Opera pull off perfect scores of 100, while Mozilla Firefox again achieves a score of 94, cementing its third-place finish.

Acid 3 Speed

Only browsers that receive perfect scores (or that tie) will be tested for speed, in order to determine placing.

Chrome finishes the Acid 3 test and generates the same score as Opera, a split second faster than the Norwegian browser. This reverses their Windows 7 placing, though Chrome doesn't beat Opera in Linux by the sweet margin that Opera bested Chrome in Windows.

  • Tamz_msc
    The article that I was waiting for.How the tables have turned!
    Conclusion:Firefox is quite capable in both Linux and Windows.
    I'm using Firefox 4 beta and I find it pretty quick.
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  • micr0be
    yes i would have loved to have seen the firefox 4 beta with the results. although great article.
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  • opmopadop
    Interesting how FireFox chose to sacrifice speed for memory.
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  • adamovera
    weirdguy99Why not put firefox 4 into the equation?micr0beyes i would have loved to have seen the firefox 4 beta with the results. although great article.When it's final, I'll test it.
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  • Tamz_msc
    DamdamanI'll get berated for this I'm sure but will we see an OSX article on browsers as well?You are kidding,right?
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  • arnweb
    Opera Turbo feature, is not mentioned here, it can boost speed in real surf. And also when we open a closed tab in Opera it opens them instantly, that's why Opera holds memory for closed, tab.
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  • Sihastru
    Opera still can't render pages properly, still can't print content properly, and we waste our time with senseless tests of imperceptible speed.
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  • The_King
    I dont think anyone using firefox will change to another browser even if it is Faster. I love my firefox :)
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  • Tamz_msc
    Wow, Chrome uses more memory than Crysis on my computer. :lol:
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  • Tamz_msc
    arnwebOpera Turbo feature, is not mentioned here, it can boost speed in real surf. And also when we open a closed tab in Opera it opens them instantly, that's why Opera holds memory for closed, tab.Opera Turbo increases page load times on slow connections.On my 2Mbps connection the time in which Opera Turbo connects to its servers is the time in which Google loads in Firefox.
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