Firefox 3.5 Out – Javascript faster than Safari 4.0?

Posted by Kevin Hanson | Posted in Technology | Posted on 30-06-2009-05-2008



Firefox 3.5 was released today! I use both Safari and Firefox regularly. I downloaded the newest version of Firefox today, and I was quite surprised to see it beat out Safari in javascript performance! I ran the sunspider javascript test on both browsers, and to my surprise, it beat Safari! Safari finished the test in 1349.6ms. Firefox finished the test in 1304.8ms. Very impressive, Mozilla! Unfortunately, Firefox does still choke on the Acid3 test. In any case, it’s great to see these browser wars produce the fastest and most efficient web browsers we have ever seen, that is, of course, unless you’re using Opera (bleh), which we took a look at a couple weeks ago… I’m happy to see Firefox perform so well – go download it now!

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