Opera is faster than Firefox...

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    Opera is faster than Firefox...

    Just what I've been saying:

    http://www.howtocreate.co.uk/browserSpeed.html


    So overall, Opera seems to be the fastest browser for windows. Firefox is not faster than Internet Explorer, except for scripting, but for standards support, security and features, it is a better choice. However, it is still not as fast as Opera, and Opera also offers a high level of standards support, security and features.

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    thnx ken, i love you

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    7 seconds for Internet Explorer to start in Windows XP?
    For me, it starts in a second, at most.
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    its frickin 39 dollars, who the hell pays for browsers these days!?!?!?!?!

    Getting Firefox = $0
    Getting Netscape = $0
    Getting Internet Explorer = $0
    Getting Opera = $39
    Figuring out that you wasted 40 bucks so that your browser loads 6 seconds faster than normal = Priceless

    Go firefox wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooot
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    omg i just installed opera, and now it takes like 5 seconds for the start menu to load, even after i restarted - yet another reason why opera sucks
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    Dont blame issues with your pc on opera. Also, as many people also seem not to realize, you DO NOT have to pay for opera. And who would pay it? I would, and so would almost everyone i have turned on to opera. Ken is posting a factual thread about a browser favorite to many of us, dont turn it into a this sucks that sucks load of crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeepFyre
    its frickin 39 dollars, who the hell pays for browsers these days!?!?!?!?!
    Not me, I run Opera.

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    lol - another browser flame...

    The cold start time for FF under Linux must not be for the static version..

    Firefox 1.0 6.09

    I know it does not take 6 seconds for mine to start.

    As an aside, does anybody have any troubles with gmail while using opera?

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    I did not pay $39 for Opera either - I would not have it if I had to pay that much. See, its on my computer, and is a buddy to FF:
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    As an aside, does anybody have any troubles with gmail while using opera?
    If you mean through the website? No never nadda. If you mean using its pop feature in opera, its gmails fault.

    At first yes. you have to go into the settings in gmail and check "Allow/Enable pop mail for all....". You also have to configure opera properly as gmail doesnt use the standard ports and such for this. if thats what you meant i can walk you through it.

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    I meant through the website - apparently Opera 7.54 for Linux does not meet the requirements for gmail - if I use the default settings for browser id, (I believe that would be IE 6) I get this message:

    Gmail requires ActiveX controls to be enabled
    If I set identity as Opera or Mozilla, it will allow me to login, but then all I get after I enter my username/password is a white screen. Kind of weird.

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    Yes Opera is Faster. But you can make speed up Firefox, and then Firefox is fast. Test it than against Opera!
    Code:
    1.Type "about:config" into the address bar and hit return. Scroll down and look for the following entries:
    
    network.http.pipelining
    network.http.proxy.pipelining
    network.http.pipelining.maxrequests
    
    Normally the browser will make one request to a web page at a time. When you enable pipelining it will make several at once, which really speeds up page loading.
    
    2. Alter the entries as follows:
    
    Set "network.http.pipelining" to "true"
    
    Set "network.http.proxy.pipelining" to "true"
    
    Set "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests" to some number like 30. This means it will make 30 requests at once.
    
    3. Lastly right-click anywhere and select New-> Integer. Name it "nglayout.initialpaint.delay" and set its value to "0". This value is the amount of time the browser waits before it acts on information it recieves.
    
    Sites that loaded slowly in the past pop up quickly now.
    Sorry for spelling errors, not English!
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    Set "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests" to some number like 30. This means it will make 30 requests at once.
    No, the maximum requests it allows is 8, but yes, it speeds it up some.

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    It speeds it up some. But remember opera is faster out of the box, and there are "tweaks" for it just like you posted for ff, so again, opera is faster.

    Identify as opera and choose sign in anyway as the gmail option. I use opera 8 but i never had issues with 7.6 either. I think i was using 7.54 when i got my gmail, perhaps why i upgraded.

    EDIT: Version 8 can be a little difficult to find since its in beta, its kinda buried on the site. So here it is off my server.

    www.wacker7.com/FILES/Opera8beta.exe
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    There was no 7.6, RoD. 7.54 couldn't do GMail (they have technical reasons posted somewhere on opera.com), but Opera8 (which is sometimes called '7.6,' because people don't think it has enough features to warrant a new major version number) works just fine with GMail.

    Quote Originally Posted by xxxrugby
    Yes Opera is Faster. But you can make speed up Firefox, and then Firefox is fast. Test it than against Opera!
    Yes, if you increase pipelining and 'hammer' the servers, you can speed anything up.


    edit: Rod: http://my.opera.com/forums/showthrea...threadid=75005
    Last edited by -KEN-; 02-12-2005 at 01:00 PM.

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    I dont care which is faster.. any browser that embeds adds in the toolbar is lame in my books. booooooo

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