Page 1: What is the best browser to use on Windows 8?
Before delving into the benchmarks, as always, let's take a look at the recent events that have affected the browser sector.
Recent news and events:
02/09/12: Google Chrome is four years old.
06/09/12: Only 30% of Firefox users have hardware that can handle content acceleration.
14/09/12: Google removes IE8 support in Google Apps.
15/09/12: Google says it wants to integrate Do Not Track support to Chrome by the end of the year.
20/09/12: Microsoft tells Safari users to switch to Bing after Google is found guilty of violating their privacy.
09/10/12: Mozilla releases Firefox 16
10/11/12: Mozilla removes Firefox 16 from the web due to a security issue, advising users to temporarily downgrade.
10/26/12: Microsoft introduces Windows 8 with Internet Explorer 10.
10/27/12: Yahoo wants to ignore IE10's Do Not Track requests and says it shouldn't be turned on by default.
10/30/12: Mozilla sends a cake to Microsoft's IE team to congratulate the debut of IE10
10/31/12: Mozilla claims missing choice screen on Windows 7 SP1 cost it 6 to 9 million Firefox downloads
11/06/12: Microsoft claims IE10 is the fastest web browser, citing tests from New Relic, Strangeloop Networks and our RoboHornet Pro test.
11/10/12: Mozilla claims Firefox 18 will reduce startup time by 25%.
11/12/12: Google claims Chrome is 26% faster than last year, according to its Octane benchmark.
These have been months full of news and events, but Windows 8 has undoubtedly represented the greatest element of novelty. In the previous weeks we have published several articles on the new operating system from Microsoft:
Windows 8 versus Windows 7: gaming performance
Windows 8 guide, review of the new Microsoft operating system
Does Windows 8 improve the performance of AMD FX Bulldozer CPUs?
Windows 8: Performance on Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge platform
Using Windows 8, 15 tips for beginners
Now let's see how Windows 8 affects the web browsing experience.