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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Erunno
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2007-06-22

One thing to note though is that the Firefox guys consistently show benchmarks of their latest code against stable, released versions of other browsers.


Bollocks. At least on arewefastyet.com they use the latest revisions for JSC/Nitro, V8 and SpiderMonkey.

As of now, Chrome runs circles around Firefox in various performance benchmarks. Try peacekeeper, for instance: google "peacekeeper browser benchmark" - FF on my system gets 36xx score while Chrome gets 9001! We have this


Ah, PeaceKeeper. Reminds me that a Mozilla developer recently discovered some badly engineered parts in the test suite: http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/bz/archives/020664.html

I really wish that the Apple, Google, Opera, Microsoft and Mozilla would come together and develop a common JS performance benchmark suite. My hope is that such a suite would be less biased to showcase the strengths of one particular engine alone as all stakeholders could contribute tests and fix suboptimal tests.

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