Java applets 5 times faster in Classic than native?


I have just installed X on my iMac with plenty of RAM. I was very excited about the supposedly improved Java support. But when I launched Explorer surfed to my site (which runs really nicely in 9.1) it was slow, slow, slow. I tried the Applet Launcher instead with the same slow result ( is the direct link to the applet page).

I now tried to launch the applet with Apple Applet Runner in classic. This worked just as nice as one could expect...

How come applets run faster in classic than in OS X?? I just don't get it.