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Speed surfing: The mechanics behind the world’s fastest browsers

Speed surfing: The mechanics behind the world’s fastest browsers
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First Published: Fri, Mar 05 2010. 12 05 PM IST
Updated: Fri, Mar 05 2010. 12 05 PM IST
Earlier this week, Opera Software launched what it claimed was the fastest browser in the world, the 10.50 version of its eponymous browser. But at least two other browsers – Apple’s Safari and Google’s Chrome – claim that title, and there are still two more major browsers out there in the market, Mozilla’s Firefox and Microsoft’s Internet Explorer.
On Just to Clarify this week, we examine exactly how browser speeds are improved incrementally. What did Opera 10.50 do differently, for instance, as compared to its previous versions? And really, how perceptible is this speed difference to us, the end users? Our guest on the show today is Charles McCathieNevile, the chief standards officer at Opera Software.
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First Published: Fri, Mar 05 2010. 12 05 PM IST