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Microsoft Cooks the books with its "standards based" benchmark Chalkboard.

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URLs (if applicable) : http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/Performance/Chalkboard/ 
Other browsers tested:

Add OK or FAIL after other browsers where you have tested this issue:
Safari 5: Works
Firefox 4.x: Works
IE 7/8/9/10: Works
What steps will reproduce the problem?

1. Got to the URL http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/Performance/Chalkboard/
2. Click Run Benchmark What is the expected result? The Chalkboard test should run
What happens instead?
Chrome crashes



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rdunnill
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Re: Microsoft Cooks the books with its "standards based" benchmark Chalkboard.

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I'm getting the best results for stability and compatibility with Firefox.

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Re: Microsoft Cooks the books with its "standards based" benchmark Chalkboard.

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I agree. But I still like to have choices.  The benchmark runs in seconds on IE10 because microsoft sets it up to run fastest on their browser not really because they are faster.  Its a test that's rigged.


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rdunnill
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Re: Microsoft Cooks the books with its "standards based" benchmark Chalkboard.

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Why does that site say I need to upgrade to IE8 when I already have IE8 and IE9 won't run under XP?

Dude, it's time to upgrade away from XP. 😉

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Re: Microsoft Cooks the books with its "standards based" benchmark Chalkboard.

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[Dude, it's time to upgrade away from XP. 😉

That's what you say to everybody!  Somebody might think you work for Microsoft. emoticon.Stickouttongue.title

My Dell can't run Win 8 (no NX support) and a new PC isn't in the budget.  I'd also need new software and printers if I update the OS, even to Win 7, so it ain't gonna happen, at least as long as everything is still working.

Ron

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rdunnill
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Re: Microsoft Cooks the books with its "standards based" benchmark Chalkboard.

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That's what you say to everybody!  Somebody might think you work for Microsoft. emoticon.Stickouttongue.title

I do work for them (on contract)!

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rdunnill
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Re: Microsoft Cooks the books with its "standards based" benchmark Chalkboard.

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I'm getting the best results for stability and compatibility with Firefox.

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Re: Microsoft Cooks the books with its "standards based" benchmark Chalkboard.

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I agree. But I still like to have choices.  The benchmark runs in seconds on IE10 because microsoft sets it up to run fastest on their browser not really because they are faster.  Its a test that's rigged.


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7- Thorium

Re: Microsoft Cooks the books with its "standards based" benchmark Chalkboard.

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Why does that site say I need to upgrade to IE8 when I already have IE8 and IE9 won't run under XP?

And when I ran the test, all I got is a box with a red X in the corner and nothing else.

Ron

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rdunnill
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Re: Microsoft Cooks the books with its "standards based" benchmark Chalkboard.

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Why does that site say I need to upgrade to IE8 when I already have IE8 and IE9 won't run under XP?

Dude, it's time to upgrade away from XP. 😉

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Re: Microsoft Cooks the books with its "standards based" benchmark Chalkboard.

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[Dude, it's time to upgrade away from XP. 😉

That's what you say to everybody!  Somebody might think you work for Microsoft. emoticon.Stickouttongue.title

My Dell can't run Win 8 (no NX support) and a new PC isn't in the budget.  I'd also need new software and printers if I update the OS, even to Win 7, so it ain't gonna happen, at least as long as everything is still working.

Ron

   Forum Member since 2004
   I am not a Dell employee

rdunnill
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Re: Microsoft Cooks the books with its "standards based" benchmark Chalkboard.

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That's what you say to everybody!  Somebody might think you work for Microsoft. emoticon.Stickouttongue.title

I do work for them (on contract)!

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Re: Microsoft Cooks the books with its "standards based" benchmark Chalkboard.

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I don't work for any tech company.  Probably never will.  Microsoft's attempt at limiting piracy is only going to increase it.


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rdunnill
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Re: Microsoft Cooks the books with its "standards based" benchmark Chalkboard.

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Geeks.com had the GX620 with DVD drive, 2gb RAM and Windows 7 Home Premium for $105.

Sold out immediately, though.

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7- Thorium

Re: Microsoft Cooks the books with its "standards based" benchmark Chalkboard.

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Well since OEM win7 home premium is $109 thats a free computer.


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