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Old May 12th, 2006, 11:43 AM   #1
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MyIE2 (Maxathon)

Microsoft IE

Firefox

Opera

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My internet spped isnt brilliant but it still shows, i ran the test about 5 times with each and came with simular results every time! So.. will this end the dissagreement about the fastest web browser!?!
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Old May 12th, 2006, 11:48 AM   #2
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yeah.......IE is like a second slower.
go firefox, advent, opera and maxathon.

Loaded 754,928 bytes in 2.813 seconds from OnSpeed (UK) server.
^^ my firefox, the fastest I got was 2.3


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Old May 12th, 2006, 11:56 AM   #3
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Just to make it clearer:

1. Maxathon - 1789kb
2. Opera - 1779kb
3. Avant - 1748kb
4. Firefox - 1455kb
5. Internet Explorer - 1138kb

..Enough Said!
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Old May 12th, 2006, 11:58 AM   #4
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well my totally awsome Internet connection gave me a totally awsome 2629 Kb with my firefox.
*dances in highspeed*


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Old May 12th, 2006, 12:02 PM   #5
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you just wait till our phone lines are upgraded!! you wont be dancing then!!
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Old May 12th, 2006, 12:04 PM   #6
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you just wait cuz I have broadban and I don't even have a land line phone cuz my fam uses cells.....so I guess you won't have to wait........cuz its allready like that.

*sobs* I wish I had comcast
my isp is only the 10th fastest in the nation
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Old May 12th, 2006, 12:06 PM   #7
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in a month or 2 we are going to have a 5m/bit connection and in about a year or 2 we are going to ahve a 16m/bit connection just cos our phone lines are soo damn old they cant cope ith the high speed.. but slowly they are being changed for some hi-tech funky ones!
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Old May 12th, 2006, 03:02 PM   #8
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Ooh. I tested mine (avant) and looky what i got

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...avantspeed.jpg (clicky)

1.9 seconds at 3043 Kb

*edit* did an F-16 test I got 5813 Kb while average is 2154 Kb :O

*edit2* Haha, used a different host for Shuttle+Text and got 6138 Kb! Haha this is fun

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Old May 12th, 2006, 03:20 PM   #9
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Good job, you used a crappy speed test site that gives inaccurate results. I have something like 7-10mbit down and it gave me less than 2mbit.

Using speakeasys servers (they rock):

Firefox:

Avant:

I used the Atlanta Georgia server both times.

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Old May 12th, 2006, 03:48 PM   #10
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Ah yes, I find this quite funny actually... Some sites use pictures, some use text, some use raw code. All tests aren't the same. For instance, when I tested FF and Avant Browser on Cory's beloved testmy.net, FF received a score of 5% under the average speed for my host, while Avant Browser received a score of over 15% better than the average speed for my host. Both tests used the smart test.

Obviously, from that alone, I can conclude that Avant Browser is superior to FF. But, just for the sake of it, let's show off some of FireFox's flaws. View this page in Avant Browser (or Maxthon or IE) and then view it in FF (or Mozilla). http://www.fred.net/dhark/demos/css/..._examples.html
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Old May 12th, 2006, 03:49 PM   #11
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it must be pretty damn good having a connection that speed!! i remember our 28K modem.. how did we live!!
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Old May 12th, 2006, 06:42 PM   #12
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It's impossible to measure the differences between mine. Here's what I got:

Rated at 144kbps/144kbps (Up and Down) IDSL (Crap)

In Windows:

Opera: 83.593s (134kbps)
Firefox: 82.969s (135kbps)
IE: 82.907s (135kbps)
Avant: 83.125s (134kbps)

Linux:
Opera: 84.369s (132kbps)
Firefox: 83.614s (134kbps)

They're way too close to tell. Any slighest activity on my connection could make the difference between these. I know Opera beats the crap out of most/all of these browsers on average loads, for me, just from experience. So, I can't see how it's getting the worst each time. It's just chance. I get the same basic speed out of any browser I use anyway, especially with the test I did, which was the last one (Just 1.4meg image). I wanted the largest test so any little mishaps didn't mess the entire test up.

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Old May 12th, 2006, 08:28 PM   #13
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I dodn't remember my results but my ISP was the second fastest. However, it wasn't on the list, I'm in England. It's weird, Safari, Konqueror (KDE's browser) and Firefox all got roughly the same for me. Firefox, I believe was the fastest and Konqueror the slowest (just barely kile a couple of KBs below Safari. I know they use the same rendering engine but that can't be it...).

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Old May 13th, 2006, 10:07 AM   #14
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Thanks for getting off topic kiros. This is about speed, not css interpretation.

Run the speakeasy test and post results.

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Old May 13th, 2006, 10:14 AM   #15
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heh.. and theres me thinking this would prevent arguements lol..
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Old May 14th, 2006, 11:28 AM   #16
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Heh, my bad Cory, I took the test and screen shots, but I forgot to post them Here they are (both tests were from Dallas, TX):





Avant Browser rules over the browsers, while FireFox fails. That was with that Faster Fox extension... It's kind of sad, really (or not ). I hope you're satisfied.

Oh, and as an add-on, I'd like all FireFox users to go to this link: http://www.fred.net/dhark/demos/css/..._examples.html
It shows what FireFox is capable of - which isn't that much. You can open that page in Avant Browser, Maxthon, Internet Explorer - they all will appear correctly, while FireFox can't even hope to do so. Pure satisfaction

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Old May 14th, 2006, 12:47 PM   #17
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Quote:
Originally Posted by koler
well my totally awsome Internet connection gave me a totally awsome 2629 Kb with my firefox.
*dances in highspeed*
You and your 'highspeed' Internet. Doesnt beat my 24mbps/1mbps. Pure ownage.
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Old May 14th, 2006, 01:17 PM   #18
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Yes, but then again, our internet is unlimited What's your package give you? 40GB a month?

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Old May 14th, 2006, 01:24 PM   #19
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80GB A Month.
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Old May 14th, 2006, 01:32 PM   #20
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Ah, 80GB... That's about 2.6GB each day spread among the month. Considering I download more than that each day with my current 3mb speed, I wouldn't survive Oh, and is that limit for overall traffic, including upload, or just download? I host FragHouse Invasion (a mod of UT2004) so I couldn't last at all if there was an upload restriction...

By the way, Cory, check your PM Inbox. I sent you a message a couple days ago and the read-receipt is still unconfirmed.

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