Chrome and Firefox are planet-wreckers, IE cuddles dolphins

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  1. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

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    Chrome and Firefox are planet-wreckers, IE cuddles dolphins:
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/0..._internet_explorer_is_most_efficient_browser/
     
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    "Microsoft-commissioned study finds IE sucks ... "

    No argument from me.
     
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    I wonder if IE is leveraging some components (already running?) within the OS itself, as opposed to FF and Chrome having to use entirely third-party code. Also, if Chrome is loading pages preemptively (which I believe it does by default) that might help explain why it uses a bit more power.

    Still, the results were very close and of course I wouldn't choose a browser based on them, especially since extensions aren't taken into account. Things like ad blockers, script blockers, etc. could reduce power usage, I'd imagine. I liked how the graph showed Wikipedia to be among the least power-hungry websites - naturally, because it's not loaded with javascript and Flash.

    Come to think of it, did they test FF with Flash installed? Of course IE (on Win8 ) and Chrome have it included.
     
  4. m00nbl00d

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    :argh: Nice one. :D
     
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