Mac Daniel's Advice

Browser Comparisons: History Benchmark

Dan Knight , 2005.02.14

The charts below are adapted from Browser Speed Comparisons. "Supplementary" browsers are not shown, and colors are used to differentiate operating systems. Color code:

  • Mac OS X: red
  • Mac OS 9: green
  • Linux: yellow
  • Windows XP: blue

On each of these graphs, the shorter bar represents faster performance.

Hitting the Back button in your browsers may display the last page nearly instantaneously - or it may take several seconds to redisplay it. Opera 8.0 for Windows wins this test, with Opera 8.0 for Mac taking third place and the Linux version holding the fourth spot. Three of the ten fastest browsers in this test run under OS X - so do four of the slowest five.

History Benchmark

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