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]: Tried it, liked it...
by j-kidd on Fri 24th Sep 2010 13:03 UTC in reply to "RE: Tried it, liked it..."
j-kidd
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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[4]: Tried it, liked it...
by flynn on Fri 24th Sep 2010 14:03 in reply to "RE[3]: Tried it, liked it..."
flynn Member since:
2009-03-19

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.


On my Windows 7 box:
Opera 10.62 - 60 fps
Firefox 3.6.9 - 40 fps
IE8 - 6 fps

I don't have Chrome installed so I can't compare that. But Opera's acceleration is in fact working.

Edited 2010-09-24 14:04 UTC

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RE[4]: Tried it, liked it...
by PresentIt on Fri 24th Sep 2010 22:02 in reply to "RE[3]: Tried it, liked it..."
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2010-02-10

Nope, Opera 10.62 does not have hardware acceleration.

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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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