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“Say Bye Bye to My Fear of Technology”

28 Jun

Few weeks ago, while writing my Blog post about the web browsers I met with this kind of question: which browser is the fastest and the best one? Also last time some of us were arguing about the same questions. Well, I’ve had enough of these unfounded arguments during the semester. That’s why I was eager to test it and now I have a great experience.

As we know, there is a speed war on the web. Browsers compete on many fronts: security, standards support, features and speed. Many organizations and users try to claim that their browser is the fastest. The Opera site claims that Opera is The Fastest Browser on Earth! The Mozilla site claims that Firefox 3.0 empowers you to browse faster. Apple’s Safari pages claim that Safari loads pages more quickly than any other Mac web browser. Internet Explorer users often claim that they use it because of its speed, as the alternatives take longer to start and load pages.

I present my research. This is an honest, get rid of fearing of technology, unbiased view. Unlike most people, I am not only testing all the browsers, I will compare them all on the same computer. Here are the specs of my test system, for comparisons and curiosity:

OS: Windows Vista (64-bit)

Processor: 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor

Memory: 1 GB

This, I hope, gives an accurate comparison, and also gives a fairly accurate comparison of the different optimizations for each browser.

The testing system

I installed completely fresh copies of the four browsers on my Windows Vista laptop, with all settings left to defaults. It’s the same system I used to test Internet Explorer 7, Firefox 3, Chrome and Opera 9.5, so I can make fair comparisons between all the browsers. It’s not scientific in the strict sense, but it’s meant to measure browser performance as real humans experience it—load, click, and wait. So, then I need a timer, and was preferred using Rob Keir’s simple but millisecond-accurate timer, I launched every action with a dual tap of the enter and “\” keys to set the timer, then tapped the “\” key again when what I wanted to load had arrived.

I re-ran the tests when I thought I’d been slow, and each score below is an average of three or more trials.

I timed each browser loading up “cold” load (straight off a system restart) and “warm” (having run twice already). I used a locally-saved copy of Google’s minimalist home page to negate net connection variations and to compensate for Vista’s start-up fickleness, timed each browser exactly two minutes after boot-up. So after few seconds I came up with these following results:

Test 1: Startup time—Winner: Chrome!

In cold loading, Chrome started up two times faster than Firefox or even IE 8.

Let’s check out the warm boots:

Test 2: Warm loading—Winner: Firefox 3!

A pleasant surprise that Firefox boots faster than others, as well as how quick Opera moves in general, at least compared to Chrome in this test.

Even though Chrome was slower at startup than Firefox or even IE 8, it’s less than a second of difference between them all.

So overall, Google’s new Chrome web browser beta is getting a lot of attention with its nice looking logo, helpful features, and better performance. Firefox is bit faster than Internet Explorer, except for scripting, but for standards support, security and features, it is a better choice. However, it is still not as fast as Opera, and Opera also offers a high level of standards support, security and features. Opera is also, in some points seems to be the fastest browser for Windows, and also is a clear winner using history… Of course, its poor standards and security clearly make it a much less attractive prospect.

Well, that is up to you. I am not going to tell this browser exactly the best one or something so similar, I learned during the test that everything depends on how you use your browser and what you use it for, and what operating system you use it on. Although there is also a little difference in using all these web browsers, most of the major browsers perform very fast, with very little to distinguish between them. So, the choice up to you.

References in easy way to test:

Good luck

„Two turkeys don’t make an eagle, but no penguin will ever soar.”

22 Jun

So I called my post theme. But what does it mean? For whom this quotation belongs? In my previous post I wrote about the vice-president of Google I/O – Vic Gundotra, this saying belongs to him, this announcing is living since February 11, 2011. He meant that Nokia and Microsoft may not make an Apple but neither will Android ever create the future. So there were many arguments after his quoting. Here is an expert of Apple Horace Dediu’s explanation about this situation. He is clearly said that Nokia threw in the towel. Not because they could not build, but because their building processes could not create greatness. Continue reading

Google I/O

14 Jun

Two years ago, while watching Google I/O, I met this talented guy’s name on the screen. Vic Gundotra (born June 14, 1968), is Senior Vice-President of Social for Google and was previously a general manager at Microsoft. Vic Gundotra is senior vice president of Social at Google, responsible for its social products such as +1. Previously he was a Vice President of Engineering responsible for developer evangelism and open source programs. He also manages applications development. Prior to Google, Vic worked 15 years at Microsoft as General Manager of Microsoft’s developer outreach efforts. At Microsoft, he was responsible for a variety of products and operating systems, including Windows 3.0, NT, Windows XP, and Vista.

He is born talented manager and leader, his acting, leading and interest into new technology are familiar to me. Because I am also interested in new creation and technology. He said in his last interview that the time has come for Google I/O, the search giant’s annual developer event. Google uses I/O as a forum for unveiling some of its most significant user-facing innovations and key parts of its technology roadmap.

What is Google I/O?

Google I/O was started in 2008. The “I” and “O” stand for “Innovation in the Open“, and input/output. The format of the event is similar to that of the Google Developer Day.

Google I/O is an annual two-day developer-focused conference held by Google in San Francisco, California Google I/O features highly technical, in-depth sessions focused on building web, mobile, and enterprise applications with Google and open web technologies such as Android, Chrome, Chrome OS, Google APIs, Google Web Toolkit, App Engine, and more. Google I/O 2011 has shown that Google is on a mission and expressed the intention to present its products in nearly all the tech markets. The intention to release its plans within the next several months and years seems to be unreachable. The representatives of Google amplified the idea that their reliance on search and advertising is completed and the new technologies should take place. Now, we can see the foundation for these ideas as Google is trying to get its share in the market of Smartphone. The purchase of AdMob, dated 2009 appeared to be a step in taking part in mobile advertising. Surprisingly, Google didn’t say anything about its development in the market of mobile communication as well as mobile advertising.

The most impressive announcement of Google was Google Music. This very service will provide customers with the access to music over the web. The lucky owners of Androids will be able to reach the music files through the cloud. Seems that Google wants to become a leading player in the market but, now it doesn’t present any threat to the iTunes of Apple.

Here is detailed information, watch it till the end, so interesting to know how world is developing:

Talk to Your Computer: Chrome Listens and Translates

7 Jun

“As the contract between Mozilla and Google comes to the end in 2011, Mozilla is expected to look out for other partners, as now Google can boost it up for free via Chrome” said Moonjungkoo, in her previous post.  I would also broadly talk about a new web browser– Chrome. Google is really developing its spheres by creating its own browser, video chat, map, translator, mail and etc. I am quite interested in Chrome Browser.

Google’s new Chrome web browser is getting a lot of attention for its slick looks, helpful features, and performance.

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Travel by Google Walk

30 May

Last week, when Dr. Bruce showed us about the Google street view, I really interested in it, this was brilliant idea for my next posting. I knew before Google Earth program, but this is extraordinary perfect creation of Google. So I would like to share with others who are unfamiliar with it.

One of the neat features of Google Maps is the ability to get a street view of many urban and suburban areas. The street view is an actual photograph shot with an Immersive Media camera that delivers a 360 degree image of the surroundings. Continue reading

Audi A9 Concept Car Repairs Itself, Changes Body Color.

24 May

As everybody knows I am a great fan of cars, this time as well informing about the new unbelievable Audi A9 Concept car. In my previous post I mentioned about the Knight Rider which changes it is color in that movie, and this creation changes and repairs itself in reality.

This is Audi A9 concept from the reputed Spanish designer Daniel Garcia who has Ducati 6098 R concept. The awesome A9 concept will be lighter than Audi’s current flagship model, A8. Inspiration for the styling of A9 comes from the stunning architectural style of Santiago Calatrava’s buildings in “La Ciudad de las Artes y de las Ciencias in Valencia.

Daniel’s  A9 concept is a low emission hybrid vehicle for the future. A9 concept features a single-piece windscreen and its roof is formed from nanotechnology material (which is yet to be discovered) that has a unique automatic-system that repairs damage and can also be adjusted for colors and opacity.

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Futuristic Vactrain

17 May

After having read the topic of Dian ‘Biomimicry – the Future of Our Planet’, I had a great interest to the “Shinkansen Bullet Train”, as Dian mentioned the fastest train in the world, so I started to dig out all the information about it. First of all I would like you to ask one question: Is it possible to cross 7 seas in one day? ….Yes, it is, but how?

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