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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How can we win you back?
by jacquouille on Fri 24th Sep 2010 00:03 UTC
jacquouille
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2006-01-02

Hey, Mozilla developer here. Not a representative at all -- just a random developer, speaking only for myself :-)

I've been wondering how to get back your attention, power users :-)

When it comes to browsers, there are basically two schools:
1. either you believe that only web apps matter and that the browser should be a minimalist shell ("chrome") around them.
2. or you want to exercise control over how web apps run on your computer, so you expect more features from your browser.

Of course, Chrome targets 1 while Firefox targets 2.

As long as Chrome was much faster than Firefox, it was impossible talk about anything else than speed --- Chrome had just redefined how smooth the web experience could be, and people wanted that.

Now that we have closed the performance gap (yes, FF4 is fast), can we resume talking about something else? KTHX :-)

Hints:
- it's still time to realize that if Firefox's AdBlock and Firebug are still unmatched by the competition, it's because our components (not just extensions) system is actually better :-)
- accessibility anyone ? Totally unexciting until you need it.
- What about all the other Mozilla projects floating around? By the way do you know about the new cool thing, Zaphod? It allows you to hack the JavaScript language itself, from JavaScript. How cool is that?

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