Why IE7 feels faster than both WebKit and Gecko

Try doing anything with this page in the foreground. This sort of page isn’t entirely uncommon and makes both Gecko and WebKit completely unusable on my monster of a machine. On the other hand, IE7 handles this fine and the interface remains responsive. Acid 3.0 is all well and good, but whatever it is that makes this page (and pretty much any page featuring a static background and/or semi-transparency) slow to crawl really ought to be fixed…

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