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: Tried it, liked it...
by Fergy on Fri 24th Sep 2010 08:44 UTC in reply to "Tried it, liked it..."
Fergy
Member since:
2006-04-10

I might switch back to FF when version 4 is released, provided that they manage to get the same... feeling as Opera as far as page scrolling is concerned. There's something just better about it in Opera, though I can't name it.

The direct2d acceleration of Firefox 4 makes scrolling the smoothest I have ever seen. Opera used to be king in this area but these days you have to have direct2d to be king.

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RE[2]: Tried it, liked it...
by j-kidd on Fri 24th Sep 2010 13:03 in reply to "RE: Tried it, liked it..."
j-kidd Member since:
2005-07-06

Firefox 4 is still beta. Opera has support for hardware acceleration since 10.50.

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RE[3]: Tried it, liked it...
by Fergy on Fri 24th Sep 2010 13:53 in reply to "RE[2]: Tried it, liked it..."
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

Firefox 4 is still beta. Opera has support for hardware acceleration since 10.50.

Try this one: http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/Performance/01FlyingImages/Defaul...
Firefox 4 gets max fps: 60
Opera 10.62 gets about 10fps on my system.

If Opera 10.62 has direct2d support they are doing it wrong.

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RE[3]: Tried it, liked it...
by PresentIt on Fri 24th Sep 2010 21:58 in reply to "RE[2]: Tried it, liked it..."
PresentIt Member since:
2010-02-10

Opera does not have hardware acceleration yet. But the Vega engine is super fast with software rendering.

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