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[4]: Tabs on top
by molnarcs on Fri 24th Sep 2010 09:01 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Tabs on top"
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"As it stands now, their new javascript engine must beat the one in FF 3.6 by 250% to become competitive against current stable release of Chrome.

Yes. Quite so.
The new benchmark indicates that Firefox 4 (with the new JaegerMonkey JavaScript engine) is more than 2.5x faster than the current stable version of Firefox 3.6.

Where is the problem with that?

Oh no problem there at all. I certainly can see Firefox catching up with the competition with their 4th release. I merely contest the claim that it will beat/already beats Chrome stable/latest "heftily." Actually, I wouldn't have any problem if it turned out to be true eventually, I love to see vendors doing their best to outperform each other. I just don't see any evidence for the latter. You mentioned earlier that every vendor does this (ie publish benchmark that favours its own product). Microsoft was your example. That's my problem I expected better from the Mozilla folks, more honesty.

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