Firefox 3 runs faster on Linux+Wine than on Linux -- comparative to running on Windows
msclrhd at googlemail.com
Fri Feb 13 18:22:02 CST 2009
2009/2/13 Reece Dunn <msclrhd at googlemail.com>:
> For those not monitoring slashdot , there is an article  that is
> comparing the Google V8 benchmark on Windows and Linux versions of
> Firefox 3.
> The result of this is that the Windows and Wine runs are pretty close
> (241 vs 227) when compared to the Linux run (181) and Opera (155).
> I wonder what the results are like on Firefox 3.1 with tracemonkey
> enabled on Windows, Wine and Linux.
>  http://tech.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/02/13/0058251
>  http://www.tuxradar.com/content/browser-benchmarks-2-even-wine-beats-linux-firefox
As a follow up, I have been doing some testing of my own.
shows the results for several different runs using different
optimisation options on gcc for wine. For linux, wine and for wine
optimised to better target the machine, I have taken the average of 3
runs. Because I overwrote my -O3 build of wine, I only have the one
What does this all mean? I'll leave that to the statisticians :D
NOTE: I haven't tried Profile Guided Optimisation on wine, nor have I
tried building Firefox 3 with optimisations on when running it on
native Linux... yet!
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