I've just ran Speedtest and found the speed using the IE7 browser was 2050kb/s. Seconds later I used Firefox and the speed was 2572kb/s!
I have just switched from Sky (terrible) to Plusnet (so far so good!) and found the same thing happened when I did the test when I was with Sky. I've ran the tests a few times now and Firefox is always faster.
Ok.As I use Firefox I ran the test on there first,With a download speed of 1932 kbps up-load speed 188 kbps then on I/E7 download speed 1971 kbps up-load speed 192 kbps.So to me I/Explorer was quicker.
I don't like the added feature of the Google toolbar that comes with Firefox, besides IE 7 has the added feature of going back to the same folder when saving URL's. Which I find handy if you go to links on a website that are the same topic that you got the link from, as it saves time looking for the same folder time after time to save the related URL's to. With me having over 1500 URL's you can imagine the time it saves me.
Sadly I ran them around a dozen times each and Firefox was consistantly in the range 2500-2600 while IE7 was between 1950-2050. I realise the speeds will always vary but I didn't think by think by this much. I like both browsers as it happens. I just can't understand why the big difference in speeds that's all!
Stuartli My point was that I can't try the difference between Firefox & IE 7 download speeds, because I can't find a version of Firefox that doesn't have the Google toolbar as an added extra. Sorry I should have added that as a part of my previous post, sorry for the confusion.
Stuartli Thanks for the information; I was unaware that one had the choice of whether or not you installed the Google toolbar or if it installed as a part of Firefox. As you will have gathered by now I don’t like having more than what is necessary on my web browser, I think toolbars take more room than what they’re worth.
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