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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lemur2
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Also, JavaScript performance will jump from 0.5 to 0.8 Chromes for sunspider and from 0.25 to 0.6 Chromes for v8bench (arewefastyet.com).


These 30% to 50% jumps in performance shown on arewefastyet.com are merely the jumps in Firefox 4 performance since July 28 to September 15.

They are not the jumps in performance from Firefox 3.6 to Firefox 4, which has seen a performance improvement of over 250% in all.

The speed improvement from gecko 1.9 to Gecko 2, when it is released, will be far more dramatic than the picture you paint.

Having no more features than Chrome and being slower than Chrome


The first is decidedly incorrect, the second is yet to be determined, it is still an open question, except for the performance of rendering and compositing on not-too-old hardware, where Firefox 4 is many times faster than Chrome.

Edited 2010-09-24 13:44 UTC

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