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Firefox in Wine Faster Than Native

Firefox Linux/Wine Benchmarks For those of you out there that love to learn more about stats in the browser wars – here is a great post that may interest you. 

After some benchmarking, it appears Firefox running in Wine is faster than the native Firefox install.  To get even more geeky, they took Windows Firefox and then, “ran it on Fedora Linux using Wine 1.1.12 as provided by Fedora”.

Now how could this happen?  It seems like the most popular argument is that video driver support is not as good on Linux (in comparison with Windows).  You can check out the details here:

Check out the full results and let me know what you think!