Linked by David Adams on Wed 7th Jul 2010 19:36 UTC, submitted by fran
Mozilla & Gecko clones Firefox 4 Beta (version 1) considered to be stable and safe to use for daily web browsing, though the features and content may change before the final product release.
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RE[7]: No flash in 64-bit
by sj87 on Fri 9th Jul 2010 05:13 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: No flash in 64-bit"
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With soon-to-come hardware accelerated page rendering, Firefox claims the title of fastest gpu-accelerated upcoming browser, easily outclassing Google Chrome and Opera, and beating even IE9.


ON WINDOWS, maybe. Might even succeed on Mac, too. Linux is a completely different job. I don't myself trust on OpenGL to be the right technology for the job. XRender sucks because the mainstream drivers totally blow with it (Nvidia...).

Linux needs fast software rendering. WebKit has that. Gecko is - currently -ridiculously slow in rendering and as long as Mozilla concentrate on keeping the fuzz on with Windows & Direct2D, there's no hope in the Linux world.

Firefox already feels much slicker on Windows than on Linux when using KWin and OpenGL-based compositing with Nvidia drivers. Chrome and the others don't suffer of the same blow in rendering performance.

Edited 2010-07-09 05:15 UTC

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