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Benchmarked: Firefox Javascript on Linux and Windows - and it's not pretty

Feb 11, 2009, 17:32 (6 Talkback[s])

"We wanted to find out just how well the Linux version of Firefox faces up against its Windows equivalent, so we ran the benchmarks from all three browser makers to make sure we got a full range of results. Some specifics you probably want to know:

"* We used Firefox 3.0.6 running on Windows XP SP3 and Fedora 10. Both were running in 32-bit mode.
* Our test machine was a quad-core Intel Core 2 running at 2.66GHz, with 4GB of RAM and 1.5TB of hard drive space.
* The three tests we used were: SunSpider, V8 Benchmark 3 and Dromaeo (using "Recommended Tests").
* We have marked in red where Linux performance falls behind Windows for a given test, and vice versa. In short, red numbers are the ones that scored lower."

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