Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Sep 2010 21:36 UTC, submitted by google_ninja
Internet & Networking Now this is a subject sure to cause some discussion among all of you. LifeHacker's Adam Pash is arguing that Chrome has overtaken Firefox as the browser of choice for what he calls 'power users'; polls among LifeHacker's readership indeed seem to confirm just that. He also gives a number of reasons as to why this is the case.
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RE: Switched to Chrome on Day 1
by Valhalla on Thu 23rd Sep 2010 22:57 UTC in reply to "Switched to Chrome on Day 1"
Valhalla
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Well I tried Chrome around the time it was officially released but it felt kind of clunky back then, particularly the lack of smooth scrolling in webpages using mouse drove me nuts but that was along time ago and I'm sure this and tons of other things have been fixed.

For me to migrate to another browser there must be something drawing me, javascript speed would probably be the most interesting thing, v8 is the fastest one around by all accounts and although I'm not bothered by Firefox's slower javascript now, it would seem that as it will be used more aggressively on the web my perception of this may change. Firefox new javascript engine is promising though so this may not be an issue after all, time will tell.

Tab process separation, well I don't have these frequent crashes some people seem to have so it's really a non-issue for me. Maybe it's because I use adblock,noscript,flashblock and only whitelist these things on a site by site basis.

Tabs on top doesn't really affect me either since I use the Tree Style Tab extension.

Are there any other advantages to Chrome that I am unaware of (other than it being new and shiny)?

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