A very rare event. The reason is unknown. Just for the record I took the screenshot of the page.
The reason for the issue is unknown at the moment.
My open thoughts on Linux and Open source.
Here also Chrome blasted almost all the benchmark tests, though it took more time in "DOM Modification" test than FireFox.
Well, Mozilla & Google has come up with their own test suites. It is now the turn of Microsoft to give their own. I don't think they will do. Any benchmark suite should be open for public scrutiny. I bet they will hire some third party to test and come up with a white paper saying that IE 8 is faster under some fancy test conditions.
I ran the tests in DELL my laptop which has Intel Core 2 Duo 7200 processor, 1 GB RAM, Windows Vista Business SP1. When I ran the V8 benchmark suite I got the following score. Higher scores means better performance.
Click on the above browser links to see the actual test results. The results page also provides a way to compare the test results from other browser.
From the test comparison, it is sure GC's performance has blown away the browsers. GC is 7.4 times faster than FF and 17.3 times faster than IE.
Let us see what is in store for FF 3.1 and IE 8. I would also like to see benchmark test suites from Mozilla and Microsoft. The above two test suites are all relate to Google Chrome. One is hosted through Google chrome V8 project and other through Webkit site.
Recently I posted an error which I got while installing Google Chrome in my office workstation. In that I assumed that the setup is trying to download an executable which is the actual Chrome installer. My assumption is right. Here is how I concluded my assumption. I opened the Fiddler2, which is an excellent HTTP tracking tool. Then I ran the initial small Chrome Setup. I saw the installer is trying to download a file from http://cache.pack.google.com/chrome/install/149.27/chrome_installer.exe
I am using Windows XP Professional with SP2. I am assuming the above URL has nothing specific to the OS edition. I think the string "149.27" in the URL could be the browser's minor version number. The Chrome version which I installed is "0.2.149.27".
Disclaimer: I don't know what harm will happen if you use the file from the above URL.
I somehow downloaded the Google Chrome installer into my office workstation. When I tried installing, I got the following error message.
"Installer download failed. Error code = 0x8000421f4"
I believe, this is due to the Firewall at our office. I think the Chrome is trying to download some executables and the Firewall is blocking that. I don't know why Google is not providing the complete setup. Someone can try creating a complete setup through the source code available at Chromium. It will be of immense help if someone does that.
UPDATE: This issue is resolved.
Today I updated my Firefox 3.0 to 3.0.1. When I restarted the browser I got this page. Look at the error in the page. It says I am using Firefox 22.214.171.124. Funny isn't it?
For verification I went to the Firefox 3.0 welcome page. It shows correctly.
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