Monday, November 9, 2009

Fastest web browser for Windows 7

With the release of Windows 7, a lot of people have already migrated to the new and “faster” OS from Microsoft. With the new OS comes new architecture and it’s time again to see which browser works well with Windows 7.

Fortunately, Lifehacker already did the test using the popular browsers including the beta versions. If you’re interested in reading the whole test, head over to Lifehacker.


What struck me the most is how Firefox leads the pack when it comes to memory usage. I always encounter system stuttering when there are more tabs loaded on my Firefox 3.5.

Here are the overall scores based the speed and memory usage of the browsers tested on a Windows 7 system (higher the better):

  • Google Chrome 23
  • Firefox 3.6 beta 1: 21
  • Google Chrome 2 (stable): 19
  • Firefox 3.5.4: 17
  • Safari 4.03: 17
  • Opera 10.01: 16
  • Internet Explorer 8.0.7600: 13

The lightweight Google Chrome is still the best among the bunch when it comes to speed and memory usage. Trailing the list is the “supposed-to-be” improved version of IE 8.

I am still a Firefox user mainly because of its AdBlock plugin. But I’m still longing for a built-in incognito or private browsing mode for it.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well, there is a private browsing for FireFox 3.5...
just press "Ctrl+Shift+P" and there you hve it... :D

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