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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1. Speed- I don't care about any feature nearly as much as I value a browser that is fast. Face it, since Apple created Webkit (from KDE tech I guess I have to add), it has been a Webkit world.

2. Stability- All of our browsers are stable nowadays. Which is least likely to crash?

3. Interface- A simple, pleasing interface with enough back end settings that I can tailor my experience to what I want. I also want my browser to look like it belongs on my os'es desktop. (Best preferences of any browser? OmniWeb.)

4. Compatibility- As a web designer, my browser better render pages that have compliant markup. I also mean HTML 5 audio and video tags.

In the end, Firefox had its place and was a great browser for its time, just like Netscape was great in its day. Mozilla's day is done however, and for the time being it is a Webkit world.

I also like Opera quite a bit, and it would be my second choice to Chrome.

Obviously, people whose web experience depends on a bunch of extensions will favor Firefox. I don't want a single extension on my browser. I want an unadulterated web, and Chrome delivers the fastest version of the wild, wild web.

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