Here is the next tests I’ve made on the same machine with same browsers as in the trevious tests. This test is benchmarking java script performance. And here is source of the test. Relusts are:


  • Array object 391
  • Date object 63
  • Error handling 46
  • Math object 63
  • RegEx object 219
  • String object 234
  • DOM 172
  • Ajax declarations 156
  • Total Duration 1344


  • Array object  66
  • Date object  42
  • Error handling  89
  • Math object  58
  • RegEx object 191
  • String object 726
  • DOM  269
  • Ajax declarations 378
  • Total Duration  1819


  • Array object 273
  • Date object 213
  • Error handling 8
  • Math object 17
  • RegEx object 67
  • String object 39
  • DOM 55
  • Ajax declarations 413
  • Total Duration 1085


  • Array object 250
  • Date object 79
  • Error handling 187
  • Math object 203
  • RegEx object 531
  • String object 110
  • DOM 328
  • Ajax declarations 703
  • Total Duration 2391


  • Array object 47
  • Date object 78
  • Error handling 219
  • Math object 172
  • RegEx object 125
  • String object 31
  • DOM 47
  • Ajax declarations 156
  • Total Duration 875

And the verdioct is:

Safari is the fastest in this test, followed by Chrome, Opera, Firefox and as usual IE is last one.

Side note: In the tests I’ve remarked that only opera and IE correctly(retained the formatting) copied the data in clipboard.

After first comparison let’s compare how fast browsers render CSS. We used following file running from local computer:


File found here.

Here are the results:

  • IE – 937ms
  • Opera – 422ms
  • Firefox – 730 ms
  • Chrome – 337ms
  • Safari – 141ms

The last two varied a lot in the measurements and the value is the one most frequently appeared.


As you can see results are similar to the previous tests. from bottom to top. IE, FF, Opera, Chrome and Safari wins.

Other tests will follow so subscribe to RSS feed .

Recently Google announced their own browser called Chrome. It seems pretty fast and promising, but still do you want to give all your information to Google…

But this post is not privacy related. After having so many browsers on the market probably you wonder which one is the best. Lets do some tests.


One of the tests available is ACID available at

Latest version of the test is ACID3.

So lets started.


  • IE 7
  • FF 3.0.1
  • Safari 3.1.2
  • Opera 9.52
  • Chrome Beta

What will be the testbed?

All tests are executed on Windows XP SP3


Here is the showcase:

As you can see IE had real problems.
How the others will do?

Firefox is doing OK

Safari is doing really good….

For now Opera has highest score…

How Google browser will score?


As you can see none of the browsers did not pass ACID3 test. Chrome as Beta is better than FF and Safari, but still behind Opera. As for the other participant IE this was the only browser who did not pass even ACID2 test.

Does someone remember those ASCII pictures we used to print on old printers. Like this one:

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Spammers get more and more creative… and start using this art to trick spam filters.

Krzysztof Kowalczyk continue to improve his PDF viewer.

Shortly after releasing 0.9, 0.9.1 is released for download.

Here are the improvements from previous version:

  • improved rendering of some PDFs
  • support for links inside PDF file
  • added -restrict and -title cmd-line options (contributed by Matthew Wilcoxson)
  • enabled SyncTex support which mistakenly disabled in 0.9
  • misc fixes and translation updates

Download it

And welome TraceMonkey – new Mozilla JavaScript engine.

It will be introduced in Firefox 3.1.

It will bring near to native performance for the heart of Web 2.0 – JavaScript.

In tests published in mozilla blogs (Brendan’s blog) it is clear that it will be lighting fast in comparison to FF 3.

Actual numbers vary from 2 to 37 times faster.

New version of popular PDF viewer (alternative to Acrobat Reader) is available.


  • add Ctrl-P as print shortcut
  • add F11 as full-screen shortcut
  • password dialog no longer shows the password
  • support for AES-encrypted PDF files
  • updates to SyncTeX/PdfSync integration (contributed by William Blum)
  • add -nameddest command-line option and DDE commands for jumping to named destination(contributed by Alexander Klenin)
  • add -reuse-instance command-line option (contributed by William Blum)
  • add DDE command to open PDF file (contributed by William Blum)
  • removed poppler rendering engine resulting in smaller program and updated to latest mupdf sources
  • misc bugfixes and translation updates

The program can be downloaded form Sumatra web site.

Recently I read a book for VoIP and at some point I found reference to OenSER project.

After visiting the site I was welcomed with the message that OpenSER is now OpenSIPS as you can see from the screenshot.

Why the project forked?

Some answers could be found on the initial post on opensips users mail list:

Hello everybody,

A new project – OpenSIPs (Open SIP Server) – became active today(post is dated Mon Aug 4 11:29:30 CEST 2008), with its first release (OpenSIPS 1.4.0).

What is OpenSIPS about?

OpenSER History:
Voice System started the OpenSER project with a vision of running an open project that will deliver a professional software. Along the years Voice System was the main contributor and sustainer of the OpenSER
project, organizing conferences, events and tutorials, all aiming to consolidate OpenSER as a top solution for industry VoIP.

OpenSER Issues:

In the past time, several critical problems related to OpenSER project were identified by us:
– the need for a new reliable release – delayed or low-quality releases are affecting the credibility of the project
– degradation of the project quality – testing, performance measurements and code quality control are overlooked
– lack of the control, management and coordination of the project – critical project issues could not be handled or solved

OpenSIPS Solutions:

OpenSIPS is a continuation of the OpenSER project – we have a moral obligation to develop and deliver the high quality and reliable software we envisioned when starting OpenSER.

1) a 6 months release cycle, but with no compromise for the technical issues
2) extensive testing and performance measurements before each major release
3) contributions are guaranteed to be answered and integrated (if accepted) in less than 1 month
4) code review, architecture control and integrated design for software quality
5) technical management with a strict developer hierarchy and developer cooperation to prevent deadlocks or un-availabilities
6) intellectual honesty by having decisions taken on value-based criteria and arguments.

It seems that the development is sponsored by!

And the development of opensips is continued as Kamailio.

Maybe we will see better product development after this fork or … – only time will show.


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“Go-OO” – what is that?

Actually that was my first reaction when I read about this project.

And the answer pops on the first page of the web site.

“Your office suite. Better, Faster, Freerer.”

Go-OO is based on code, but the developpers added:

  • interoperability – better OpenXML support, Works filter, VBA scripting
  • functionality – better Chinese support, interface polishing
  • speed – 20-30% faster

More information could be found on their discover page.

So visit their site and get it…

Finally updates are pushing to the mirrors.

Here is official announcement.

For list of updates see this post.

Happy upgrading.

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