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    Default Fastest Browser on Sierra?

    Safari 10 is a huge improvement, for me, but is their any any consensus as to which Browser is the Fastest (page load) for Mac OS? Would love some feedback. Could not find up to date benchmarks?
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    Default Re: Fastest Browser on Sierra?

    Probably Safari, because it comes in with the OS. Chrome just updated their javascript engine to achieve faster performance but i'm unsure what that performance look like on respective Operating Systems
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    Default Re: Fastest Browser on Sierra?

    Safari is excellent. Chrome was always fast for me but it sucked the hell out of my battery anytime I used it so I stopped and never looked back. I'm sure that issue has been fixed but I am perfectly fine and have no complaints with Safari.
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    Default Re: Fastest Browser on Sierra?

    Safari. It's optimized for macOS, just like how it is for iOS.
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    Default Re: Fastest Browser on Sierra?

    Chrome is an excellent Browser however it uses a lot of resources (like Ram) but as a Christmas present this year supposedly Google is going to redesign it and it will use less resources.
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    Default Re: Fastest Browser on Sierra?

    I find on older hardware running macOS Sierra, that Chrome is significantly faster. On newer hardware, they're about the same, just prefer using Safari for the cloud features.
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    Default Re: Fastest Browser on Sierra?

    I tend to go back and forth between Safari and Chrome. I haven't made a decision yet on which will be my default.
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    Default Re: Fastest Browser on Sierra?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chairman Plow View Post
    I tend to go back and forth between Safari and Chrome. I haven't made a decision yet on which will be my default.
    Yeah, me too.

    Is Safari faster? Perhaps, but my life is not measured in nanoseconds. Both offer cross-platform sync'ing, while I still have a few Extensions I use on a regular basis on Chrome that Safari has no equivalent. Given Ive's visual tweaking of MacOS, I'm surprised that Safari, visually, still lives not far off early, early OSX - and while I know that's just frou-frou (I don't do Themes on Chrome), its a visual Q thing. Safari just isn't all that attractive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bazza1 View Post
    Yeah, me too.

    Is Safari faster? Perhaps, but my life is not measured in nanoseconds. Both offer cross-platform sync'ing, while I still have a few Extensions I use on a regular basis on Chrome that Safari has no equivalent. Given Ive's visual tweaking of MacOS, I'm surprised that Safari, visually, still lives not far off early, early OSX - and while I know that's just frou-frou (I don't do Themes on Chrome), its a visual Q thing. Safari just isn't all that attractive.
    I'll admit that I've used the Mac OS X Simple theme for Chrome, but it wasn't worth keeping.
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    Default Re: Fastest Browser on Sierra?

    definately safari....
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    Default Re: Fastest Browser on Sierra?

    Definetely the Safari is the best over the other browsers including Chrome.
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    Default Re: Fastest Browser on Sierra?

    Google was saying that about Chrome this fall Makes one wonder if the resourse (Ram hit is massive imho) is just so much smoke & mirrors. Here's hoping it is not.
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    Default Re: Fastest Browser on Sierra?

    I miss Netscape's Communicator Suite...BTW I concur with this iteration of Safari/Mac OS it has put it in the lead page load wise. Chrome remains a memory hog for my usage.
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    Default Re: Fastest Browser on Sierra?

    Any default browser, is gonna be the "choice" because only the company who makes it will works best with the OS.. I still gotta try Safari, because i think it's Firefox that is causing fans to spin..

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