Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th May 2009 08:24 UTC
Internet & Networking When Google released the first version of its Chrome web browser, many eyebrows were raised over the fact that it updated itself automatically and silently, in the background, without user intervention or even so much as a notice. As it turns out, this has been a brilliant move by Google, as Chrome users are the most likely to have up-to-date installations of their browser, followed at a respectable distance by Firefox users. Safari and Opera trail behind significantly.
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Netscape 6 was laid on Gecko, which is pretty what it was these days. KHTML was much faster than Gecko 9 years ago. It is still faster.

Firefox is a nice browser, but yes, it got somewhat annoying and bloated. And the "Mo" developers took 10 years to develop what Opera came up with in less than 5 years ago (tabs). Firefox is still the older toy, but Chrome managed to come up with yet un-thought features such as anonymous browsing.

Firefox was designed to keep the open-source spirit alive. Chrome was designed to people who want the most out of the web.

Code reuse reduces development time, understand Bloat etc etc.
Opera did not come up with tabs
Chrome does have lovely features, but not ad-blocking
Firefox was designed to browse the web

Seriously chrome is great browser, but lets not make stuff up.

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