Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Aug 2010 21:03 UTC, submitted by suka
Mozilla & Gecko clones In a recent interview with derStandard.at Mozilla's Chris Blizzard talks about the rising competition by Google Chrome, the evolution of the web platform and the prospects for WebM. He also promises that Firefox 4 will be "one generation ahead" of other browsers in relation to Javascript speed.
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My preference is with Firefox...
by jaklumen on Thu 19th Aug 2010 01:21 UTC
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2010-02-09

...no matter how much Thom and the others here are fawning over Chrome.

Don't get me wrong-- I've used Chrome, both on Windows and as it's been coming along for Debian, and I still do. I see how much faster Javascript times are and how much it has improved page load times.

But I want my extensions. Chrome has no SearchEngine extension; I use that drop-down menu in Firefox repeatedly for all the sites I use regularly. That alone speeds up a good deal of my surf time. Chrome (understandably, this is Google) does not have a comprehensive AdBlock extension; yes, I am evil and block practically all ads.

In short, I know extensions can bog a browser down, but when they are truly useful to my productivity, I will take the tradeoff, even as things currently stand. Nevertheless, I am looking forward to whatever Javascript improvements Mozilla can muster.

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