Safari makes your system up to 76% slower than Firefox?

Posted on Friday, March 02 2007 @ 09:32:56 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Macenstein claims using Safari can slow down your system by as much as 76 percent!
On the Mac side, it essentially comes down to Firefox vs. Safari (yes, I know there are others, but let’s be realistic). The main arguments most people use in defending or criticizing a browser are 1) its ability to accurately render a page, and 2) the speed at which it does so. For the most part, I do not notice a big difference in the page rendering accuracy between Firefox and Safari. Most sites I go to, including banking sites, work just fine in both. I’m sure there are exceptions, but for 95% of my surfing, it hasn’t been an issue. As for speed, well both browsers perform very snappy on both my home and work machines thanks to high speed broadband connections, and while one may render certain pages faster than the other, it has never been noticeable enough to bother me. But what I have noticed (and what made me write this article) is there are 2 ways to look at speed when talking about web browsers..

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