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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After years of using just about everyone browser from Mosaic to Chrome, I have to say that Firefox with Session Manager, Tree Style Tabs and Flash Block is tops with me for productivity.
As I frequently have anywhere from 3-6 windows with 30-100+ tabs ( personal record is 177 ), I find that Chrome tends to develop the annoying habit of blanking all tabs, except the active, until I switch whereupon I stare at a white screen for 3-10+ seconds. VERY, VERY annoying.
But Chrome does have great features - not having to restart the entire browser for an extension install, not always ( YES, IT DOES HAPPEN ) having the entire browser crash when it hits a troublesome site ( not sure if this is due to Flash, Java, Javascript or something else). The built-in Task Manager is great as is the ability to see the process stats for ALL running browsers.
Interestingly, while Opera frequently uses way more memory than Firefox and as much as Chrome for the same tabs, it still feels more responsive. I'm going to test just how much abuse each browser can take soon.

I am very pleased with the constant one-upping of performance over the last couple years. It's been a win-win for we 'netsurfers.

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