What is the fastest browser to use with Windows XP on a MBP?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by xi mezmerize ix, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. xi mezmerize ix macrumors 6502a

    xi mezmerize ix

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    I want a browser that is extremely fast and I don't care at all about special features or customization. As long as it has bookmarks/favorites, saves passwords correctly, and is extremely fast, I'm OK with it.

    I use Chrome in OSX, but what is the best one for XP? Thanks.
     
  2. daze macrumors 6502

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    I would say Chrome. But Firefox if you want better and a wider variety of plugins.
     
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  4. MacRodster macrumors member

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    +1 for Google Chrome - This is what I use and enjoy the most.
     
  5. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    On xp i.e with everything turned off is fastest. Next would be firefox.
     
  6. yensteel macrumors regular

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    If you want to go with firefox on windows, use the Pale Moon version. It's an optimized version.

    http://www.palemoon.org/
     
  7. daze macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the link.
     
  8. oplix Suspended

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    use Peacekeeper to benchmark the browsers. I believe Chrome 5 is fastest by far regardless of OS.
     
  9. Bengt77 macrumors 68000

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    While Ars Technica did their latest browser speed tests on Mac OS X and Windows 7, the results might translate to Windows XP. They found that the latest versions of both Chrome and Opera were faster than Safari 5. Some results are at least a bit questionable, though. Firefox lagged shamefully behind. Internet Explorer 8 fared even worse. Internet Explorer 9 shows great promise, although it's still behind most competitors.

    Conclusion: Chrome 5 is the fastest browser on any platform, followed closely by both Opera 10.53 and Safari 5. Choose whichever you like best.
     

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