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Browser benchmarks 2: even Wine beats Linux Firefox

Feb 13, 2009, 22:31 (3 Talkback[s])

"Others have said that Opera should be tested. And some people have said that it's Nvidia/AMD/Intel drivers that are slowing down Linux.

"Anyway, we thought we would conduct a couple more quick benchmarks to see whether we can eliminate some of these variants. We don't have time to run the full benchmark suite and fiddle around from scratch, so we ran just a few quick tests to see what we could find.

"This time the information you need to know is: These benchmarks were run on the same computer as before, running the same Fedora 10 install.

"We tried Mozilla Firefox for Linux as downloaded straight from Mozilla.

"We also tried Mozilla Firefox for Windows as downloaded from Mozilla, but running it using Wine on Fedora. We installed and tested Opera 9.63 for Fedora 10, as downloaded from Opera.com. Note: we were only able to find i386 builds on the Opera site; this isn't optimal so if someone can point us towards an i686 build for Fedora 10 we will happily update the article.

"We ran the Google V8 Benchmark suite V3, as before."

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