Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 2nd Jan 2010 17:04 UTC
In the News NetApplications has released its latest browser market share figures, and these figures show that Chrome has overtaken Safari as the number three browser worldwide, behind Internet Explorer and Firefox. IE, by the way, continues to lose popularity rather fast.
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RE: Chrome on Linux
by rycamor on Sun 3rd Jan 2010 03:13 UTC in reply to "Chrome on Linux"
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For the moment my main browser is still Firefox but I will not say it is perfect. It takes a long time to load (probably due to all the plugins I have installed) and I wonder how Chrome will behave with more and more plugins installed. I guess I am just used to Firefox as I have been using it for years.


There's no way around it; lots of extensions will slow down Firefox, because each one must be loaded and cached on startup. (Hmmm... makes me wonder whether one couldn't create an extension which acts as a load-on-demand manager for other extensions, so you don't need to wait for them all to start up)

The main thing Chrome has going for it is the blazingly fast V8 Javascript engine, and I think this has been good for the browser community in general, goading he other developers into focusing on performance for awhile. All browsers have had some good Javascript performance increases over the past year.

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