Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Mar 2010 21:56 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones "Mozilla, faced with new competitive pressures, has begun work on three separate, significant changes to Firefox. First is a new JavaScript engine that - with a transfusion from the project behind Apple's Safari - should run Web-based programs at least 30 percent faster. Second is a new graphics engine for Windows that will take advantage of hardware acceleration for graphics and text. And third is a programming tool to help bring to fruition a new system for Firefox add-ons."
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Really, you wiggled the scroll-bar on two Linux systems? That's pretty convincing. It's not clear from your comment that you compared Linux against Windows in your small test, as you mention you installed ArchLinux on both, open source drivers, etc. Did you perform the same test on both OSs?

If there's a feeling that the Linux version of Firefox is not as responsive it is probably because there are some places where the performance is/was noticeably worse.


Although they are from last year, the notion that the Windows version may be more responsive isn't unfounded. They even run this test through WINE, and even that layer of indirection doesn't stop the Windows binary from outperforming the Linux one.

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