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[2]: Tabs on top
by molnarcs on Fri 24th Sep 2010 06:14 UTC in reply to "RE: Tabs on top"
molnarcs
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2005-09-10

Firefox 4 should match Chrome for usability, and beat it handily for overall speed.


Take that with a grain of salt, especially since the Firefox guys publish benchmarks comparing their latest code with code released months ago. One has to wonder why... Don't assume - like FF devs do -- that the Chrome devs collectively went on a holiday after the 6.xxx release! Besides, why would I trust a benchmark released by Mozilla itself using their own benchmarking tools over something like peacekeeper, that seems to simulate real world scenarios (social networking, logins, encrypting connections, graphics commonly or not so commonly encountered on webpages, etc.). As it stands now, their new javascript engine must beat the one in FF 3.6 by 250% to become competitive against current stable release of Chrome.

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RE[3]: Tabs on top
by lemur2 on Fri 24th Sep 2010 06:22 in reply to "RE[2]: Tabs on top"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Take that with a grain of salt, especially since the Firefox guys publish benchmarks comparing their latest code with code released months ago. One has to wonder why... Don't assume - like FF devs do -- that the Chrome devs collectively went on a holiday after the 6.xxx release!


Chrome is contiinuously updated.

Look at this:
arewefastyet.com

The site compares the javascript engines from the very latest Firefox builds with the very latest Chrome and Safari builds.

There are no "released months ago" factors there.

The point stands ... the latest builds of Firefox are closing in on the latest builds of Safari and Chrome ... even for performance on the Safari and Chrome benchmark tests (called sunspider and v8bench).

The latest build of Firefox passed by the latest builds of both Safari and Chrome some time ago on the Firefox benchmark test (which is called Kraken).

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RE[3]: Tabs on top
by lemur2 on Fri 24th Sep 2010 06:41 in reply to "RE[2]: Tabs on top"
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2007-02-17

As it stands now, their new javascript engine must beat the one in FF 3.6 by 250% to become competitive against current stable release of Chrome.


Yes. Quite so.

http://www.webmonkey.com/category/javascript/
The new benchmark indicates that Firefox 4 (with the new JaegerMonkey JavaScript engine) is more than 2.5x faster than the current stable version of Firefox 3.6.


Where is the problem with that?

Edited 2010-09-24 06:42 UTC

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RE[4]: Tabs on top
by molnarcs on Fri 24th Sep 2010 09:01 in reply to "RE[3]: Tabs on top"
molnarcs Member since:
2005-09-10

"As it stands now, their new javascript engine must beat the one in FF 3.6 by 250% to become competitive against current stable release of Chrome.


Yes. Quite so.

http://www.webmonkey.com/category/javascript/
The new benchmark indicates that Firefox 4 (with the new JaegerMonkey JavaScript engine) is more than 2.5x faster than the current stable version of Firefox 3.6.


Where is the problem with that?
"

Oh no problem there at all. I certainly can see Firefox catching up with the competition with their 4th release. I merely contest the claim that it will beat/already beats Chrome stable/latest "heftily." Actually, I wouldn't have any problem if it turned out to be true eventually, I love to see vendors doing their best to outperform each other. I just don't see any evidence for the latter. You mentioned earlier that every vendor does this (ie publish benchmark that favours its own product). Microsoft was your example. That's my problem I expected better from the Mozilla folks, more honesty.

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