"Apple's stepped up with Safari 5, Firefox has brought forth a
more crash-proof 3.6, and Opera's continuing to push forward in
betas. Let's break out the timer and testing software to see how
the latest browsers run on real hardware.
"Update: We've detailed our browser testing methods on a
dedicated page, for those unfamiliar with the semi-standard
procedures. Everyone else can skip to the results and pretty
primary color graphs.
"One important change to the charts this time around: we
highlighted the winner, or winners, in green, for an easy visual
orientation of whether you're looking at a "less is better" or
"more is better" graph. Click any of the images below for a larger,