Thursday, March 26th 2009

BetaNews Beat Me To It

I was writing yesterday about perhaps doing a page-load test with the latest browsers. Minutes after posting I saw that Betanews already did one.

To cut a long story short: Chrome 2 beta wins, Firefox 3.1 beta 3 is second, Safari 4 beta is third and Internet Explorer 8 is fourth.

Compare that with Microsoft’s own test where (surprisingly!) Internet Explorer 8 wins, basically testing the same sites as betanews.

I might try to do test all the same though, for fun. And because more tests give a more complete picture of reality.

2 Responses to this post:

  1. Mouse Runner says:

    Hey David have you seen this?Is IE8 really fat and slow?http://blogs.zdnet.com/Bott/?p=754Very interesting facts about Chrome’s system memory usage.It gave me a big smile.

  2. David Naylor says:

    Thanks for the tip, Mouse Runner. Interesting article.