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Web Browser Grand Prix 2: Running The Linux Circuit

Final Results: Linux Placing

The table below tallies the placing of each browser throughout the testing.

Overall Placing

ChromeFirefoxOpera
1st11710
2nd1298
3rd51110

Chrome is the clear winner when taking all tests into account. Google's Web browser brought in one more first-place victory than Opera. But the real game ender is the very low number of last-place finishes (Chrome lost half as often as the other two contenders). Opera is a solid second-place finisher, edging out Mozilla Firefox by a few first-place results.

Speed Placing

ChromeFirefoxOpera
1st8410
2nd1174
3rd3108

After you throw out non-speed tests, Opera has two wins above overall-winner Google Chrome. Unfortunately, Opera has five more losses than Google, too. Chrome also holds onto 11 second-place finishes, crowning Google's browser as the speed king on Linux. Opera takes second again, this time seriously out-pacing third-place finisher Mozilla Firefox.

  • 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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