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Topic # 42773 10-Oct-2009 09:21
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Has anyone else observed that the Apple site loads much faster in Safari than in Firefox.

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  Reply # 262980 10-Oct-2009 09:41
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How much faster are we talking about 1 second

I have no issue with the Apple site


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  Reply # 262999 10-Oct-2009 11:20
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That would be right. Safari 4 is faster than Firefox 3.5. Do a Google search to compare the speeds of all the browsers.

Using Safari 4 on my iMac with Snow Leopard is very quick!


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  Reply # 263044 10-Oct-2009 14:01
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I recommend Iron by SR Ware, it's based on the open source Chromium (which Google use to make Chrome) it uses the web kit rendering engine (same as Safari, except Safari doesn't update as frequently) but with the faster V8 java script engine.

It basically Google Chrome with a few annoying things removed and a few interesting things added.

Firefox has been getting slower lately imo.

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  Reply # 263283 11-Oct-2009 15:25
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Iron doesn't appear to be available for OSX yet - if I'm reading the SR Ware site correctly.

I like the sound of an open source browser that's not as Google-locked as Chrome.

I still prefer FF over Safari - because of the plugins. Adblock Plus in particular!

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  Reply # 263534 12-Oct-2009 18:06
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I'll stay with 64 bit Safari in SnowKitty rather than 32 bit FF :)
Actually, Stainless would be used before FF.

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