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Chrome Speed Crushed By New Opera Browser
trustedreviews ^ | 26th Dec 2009 | Gordon Kelly

Posted on 12/26/2009 12:57:40 PM PST by JoeProBono

If you go by conventional thinking Internet Explorer 8 is the slowest of the current web browsers, followed by Opera, with Firefox in third place, Safari taking the silver and Google Chrome leaping ahead in first. Time for a rethink.

Opera has announced v10.5 of its browser this week in an ‘alpha’ format (read: this isn’t even beta yet, casual users stay away). Despite this, however, it represents a potential game changing update for the company.

According to the respected benchmark of suites run by specialist site betanews.com Opera 10.5 not only boosts the speed of its web browsing performance, but jet propels it to speeds in excess of anything we’ve even seen from the beta and developer versions of Chrome.

To put this into some context Betanews uses a benchmark whereby the speed of Internet Explorer 7 is classed as 1.0 using Windows 7 making all other browsers results relative to this. Consequently, IE8 scores 1.55, Opera 10.2 5.85, Firefox 3.5 11.12 (3.7 alpha 13.29), Safari 4 20.83, Chrome 22.5 and Opera 10.5 24.5.

This is a monstrous turnaround and is also backed up by a stylish redesign of the interface which makes us think why oh why has Opera not classified this v11.0. Where more stable versions of Opera 10.5 can go from here, nobody knows!

So Opera 10.5 represents a real twist in the tale. How will other browser developers respond? Well, can only rub our hands with glee at the prospect of finding out…


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: browser; jpb; opera

1 posted on 12/26/2009 12:57:40 PM PST by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

So says the fandom of the Opera...


2 posted on 12/26/2009 12:59:51 PM PST by mikrofon (Happy New Year to All on FR!)
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To: mikrofon

3 posted on 12/26/2009 1:04:37 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: mikrofon
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4 posted on 12/26/2009 1:06:17 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: BigSkyFreeper; don-o

Take a peek..............


5 posted on 12/26/2009 1:12:29 PM PST by raybbr (If you try to kiss your son on the head while he's running you WILL get a fat lip.)
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To: raybbr

Idunno. That may be an option if my Firefox gets hinky on me again. For now, I am living large.


6 posted on 12/26/2009 1:16:26 PM PST by don-o (My son, Ben - Marine Lance Corporal is in Iraq.)
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To: JoeProBono

7 posted on 12/26/2009 1:19:26 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

8 posted on 12/26/2009 1:29:50 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Does Opera allow ad-ons such as Firefox’s Dowload Helper?


9 posted on 12/26/2009 1:35:38 PM PST by bcsco (Hey, GOP: The American Indians found out what happens when you don't control immigration...)
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To: bcsco

http://dev.opera.com/articles/view/widgets-as-standalone-applications/


10 posted on 12/26/2009 1:40:51 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Speed is nice, but stability is usually more important.


11 posted on 12/26/2009 1:40:56 PM PST by devere
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To: JoeProBono

Thanks!


12 posted on 12/26/2009 1:47:48 PM PST by bcsco (Hey, GOP: The American Indians found out what happens when you don't control immigration...)
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To: JoeProBono
"...IE8 scores 1.55, Opera 10.2 5.85, Firefox 3.5 11.12 (3.7 alpha 13.29), Safari 4 20.83, Chrome 22.5 and Opera 10.5 24.5."

What is the unit of measure?

13 posted on 12/26/2009 2:04:17 PM PST by meyer (Government health care = national strike.)
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To: JoeProBono

DOWNLOAD

http://labs.opera.com/news/2009/12/22/


14 posted on 12/26/2009 2:09:36 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: meyer

To put this into some context Betanews uses a benchmark whereby the speed of Internet Explorer 7 is classed as 1.0 using Windows 7 making all other browsers results relative to this. Consequently, IE8 scores 1.55, Opera 10.2 5.85, Firefox 3.5 11.12 (3.7 alpha 13.29), Safari 4 20.83, Chrome 22.5 and Opera 10.5 24.5.


15 posted on 12/26/2009 2:13:55 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: meyer
What is the unit of measure?

It's says all speeds are relative to IE7 speed.

16 posted on 12/26/2009 2:15:28 PM PST by Zack Attack
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To: JoeProBono

I’ll give it a go when it comes out in Beta form. But for now, I’m rockin the web with Chrome and lovin it — fast, user friendly, and efficient.


17 posted on 12/26/2009 3:14:10 PM PST by webschooner
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To: JoeProBono

You invite us to download an alpha test version? What did we do to you to deserve this?


18 posted on 12/26/2009 3:20:51 PM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (Pray for my soul. More things are wrought by prayer Than this world dreams of.-- Idylls of the King)
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To: JoeProBono

So if, for example, I was going to download a 30 MB file, would this Opera 10.5 download that file 24.5 times faster than IE-7? I’m guessing no. I guess that they’re measuring some other aspect of browser performance.

Personally, I find download times to be, by far, the largest factor in speed and that aspect of browsing is dependent on the speed of the internet connection, not the browser.


19 posted on 12/26/2009 3:37:37 PM PST by meyer (Government health care = national strike.)
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To: JoeProBono

Using it now.
It is fast and I have experienced no problems .. yet!


20 posted on 12/26/2009 5:33:42 PM PST by plinyelder ("If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." Thomas Paine)
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To: plinyelder

I downloaded the Mac version, along with the Chrome, and the Opra locked up and shut down after about 20 minutes of browsing. Chrome is also very fast, relatively almost as fast according to the article. It is also stable.
As of right now I am using Chrome.


21 posted on 12/27/2009 4:24:17 AM PST by Wildbill22
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To: meyer

I am no expert, but I think the measurement isn’t download speeds (that would depend on your internet provider) but how fast a window can open, or a file STARTS do download. That is my guess, and Chrome is much faster to open pages than Firefox which I was using previously.


22 posted on 12/27/2009 4:28:22 AM PST by Wildbill22
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To: JoeProBono

Now I had some issues with Firefox and Java compatability that seemed to be OK with IE5, even though IE6 ran slower than dog meat.

So I thought what the hey, I’ll try Opera and guess what?

What?

Come on, tell me what!!

Opera is by far, the fastest, cleanest browser I have tried. I’ve been watching task manager for the storage requirements and it typically comes in way, way below Firefox.
Now I like Firefox, or rather the features, but it is a hog.

Just my always humble opinion!!


23 posted on 02/14/2010 4:07:21 AM PST by djf (Sorry to tell you, but "truth"="disappointment". Happy now?)
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To: djf

BTW, the version I’m testing is 10.10


24 posted on 02/14/2010 4:08:30 AM PST by djf (Sorry to tell you, but "truth"="disappointment". Happy now?)
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25 posted on 02/14/2010 4:48:55 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

I like the speed dial.
wish it would hold 16 (4X4) instead of 9 (3X3)

I get so fed up with the software that is automatically installing this toolbar and that toolbar and some other bullshit toolbar and a toolbar to organize my toolbars and a toolbar that I can click on to close all my other damn toolbars!!

Speed dial is pretty slick. Only uses one single plus sign “+” to activate.


26 posted on 02/14/2010 4:54:02 AM PST by djf (Sorry to tell you, but "truth"="disappointment". Happy now?)
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