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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google_ninja
Member since:
2006-02-05

they still have a ways to go... http://arewefastyet.com/

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

they still have a ways to go... http://arewefastyet.com/


Please note the name of the benchmark for which there is still a way to go.

BTW: Google's V8 javascript engine has a way to go to catch up with Mozilla's Jaegermonkey on the Kraken benchmark.

http://digitizor.com/2010/09/15/mozilla-releases-kraken-firefox-is-...

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google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

the end of that is hilarious

In all the other tests like the SunSpider, V8, Peacekeeper etc., Firefox is considreably slower than both Chromium/Chrome and Opera. It is slower in their own Dromaeo benchmark as well. Now, Mozilla releases a new benchmark and “bam” Firefox is twice as fast as Chromium and Opera according to it. Of course all the vendors’ benchmark favors their own browser to a certain extent. But to see such such a huge difference in the result between Kraken and the other benchmarks is intriguing to say the least.

So right now we have an interesting situation -

Google’s V8 Benchmark says Chrome/Chromium is the fastest.
According to Apple’s SunSpider Benchmark, Safari is the fastest.
Internet Exploer 9 is the fastest according to Microsoft’s test.
According to the independent Peacekeeper benchmark, Opera is the fastest.
And now on Mozilla’s Kraken, Firefox is the fastest.
Yes every browser is the fastest browser now.


At the end of the day, it really doesn't matter as long as they are all in the same realm.

My personal test is http://280slides.com/Editor/, since thats the sort of app that is being made possible. I can't really tell the difference between chrome or safari, but I can between them and FF. (On IE it is pretty much unusable)

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