Is your browser holding you back?

The status quo means "uh oh" when it comes to performance

(Auszug aus der Pressemitteilung)

HELSINKI, FINLAND – MAY 12th, 2009 – Firefox and Internet Explorer

between them can claim close to 90% of all web users. Yet results from
over 400,000 users of the new Peacekeeper™ browser benchmark show that
these two are at the bottom of the class when it comes to performance.

With Peacekeeper leaving beta today, Futuremark® Corporation has
released some surprising statistics showing that the browsers with the
highest performance scores are also the least popular with web users.

Peacekeeper – – is a free online tool
for measuring and comparing the performance of internet browsers. Many
websites, such as social networks, video sharing communities and
webmail services, place a heavy load on the web browser. For people who
use these sites a lot, changing browsers to one that performs faster can
make a dramatic difference.

Jukka Mäkinen, Head of PC Products and Services at Futuremark, said,
„People have more choice now in how they experience the internet than
ever before but most seem content to stick with the browser they have.
It’s surprising that even though cost isn’t an issue, the browsers that
offer the best performance are also the least popular, at least for

He went on to add, „We’re finding that Peacekeeper is driving people to
try browsers they may not have considered before. Our data suggest that
Chrome is benefitting most from a combination of strong Peacekeeper
performance scores and features that people seem to like.“

Web users can run Peacekeeper now by visiting