Ok, I was basically still working the adobe flash player issue, and I stumbled across some speed test info. So I decided to play Firefox 13.0.1 off against IE9. Same PC… (read more)
Ok, I was basically still working the adobe flash player issue, and I stumbled across some speed test info. So I decided to play Firefox 13.0.1 off against IE9. Same PC, procedure, start Firefox, run speed test, shut down Firefox, open IE9, run test again at same site, same PC, same internet connection, yada yada. This blew me away, and I tested on 2 sites, speedtest.org and speedtest.net. Oh yeah, using Charter cable internet, Charter cable modem, direct wire connection to router on this PC.
Results: IE9 - download 52.7Mbps, upload 3.6Mbps; Firefox 13.0.1 - download 1.6 Mbps, upload 2.1 Mbps !!!! Geeze, what is up with this thing???!!!! And it's repeatable, over and over and over. No wonder video via Firefox sucks! (pardon the expletive)
I'm just a simple 65 year old, I just want stuff to work, and this just seems ludicrous, almost like it can't be true, but the 2 speed test sites compare closely to each other, with both browsers under test.
In addition, video via IE9 is super, regardless of source, my Netflix "experience" via PS3 is superb, and also VUDU via my Mits, which pegs it's speedtest.
My only conclusion is there is something wrong with Firefox, at the core, and it seems to me to be with this version, I just don't remember this stuff before.