Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Tue 17th Mar 2009 23:02 UTC
Google In addition to the Chrome 2.0 beta, work for the Linux version of Chrome is on its way. Its official name is currently "Chromium," and Google Chrome for Linux doesn't officially exist yet. For the sake of argument, however, Google Chrome for Linux is on its way whether it's currently in a Chromium and pre-alpha state or not, and now Ubuntu users can get a hold of Chromium to take for a spin. In this article, learn how to install the current build of Chromium to test on your Ubuntu or Ubuntu-based system and see several screenshots of the budding browser.
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RE: javascript is fast!
by pxa270 on Wed 18th Mar 2009 11:51 UTC in reply to "javascript is fast!"
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2006-01-08

First thing I tried was this:

http://www.benjoffe.com/code/demos/canvascape/

Silky, perfectly, smooth using the alpha builds of chromium.

Tried the same site using Firefox 3.1b3 with Tracemonkey enabled and, uh, very very choppy and unusable.

I tried this on XP-SP3 on an old Pentium-M 1.2Ghz laptop with Firefox 3.1b3, Opera 10 alpha and Chrome 2.0beta, and all three ran fine and smooth, with Firefox taking the least CPU power (under 50% most of the time, the other two were nearer to 80%). Interestingly, Opera was the only one with sound effects when you press 'b'.

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