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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RE[3]: Tabs on top
by lemur2 on Fri 24th Sep 2010 00:16 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Tabs on top"
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I doubt they will ever match Chrome's speed in synthetic tests. But I don't really care. I have no complaints about Firefox's speed (of course, faster is always better), and I'll definitely switch back if they give me my precious tabs on top.

I too doubt that Firefox's Jaegermonkey javascript engine will ever match Chrome's V8 javascript engine in the V8 javascript benchmark.

But then again, Firefox's Jaegermonkey javascript engine already outperforms Chrome's V8 javascript engine in Mozilla's new Kraken javascript benchmark.

I'll leave it up to the reader to try to figure out why the V8 benchmark is named as it is. The bottom line is that benchmarks are useful for measuring exactly how speedily different browsers run the benchmark ... but they are not necessarily much good for anything else.

Perhaps it might be instructive to look at what the benchmarks are said to be trying to measure.

Edited 2010-09-24 00:24 UTC

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