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You say that Chrome is way out in front of Firefox. Can you please back up this assertion?

I don't want to start a browser flame war, but for me these are clear victories and explanation is unnecessary. Their combination is sufficient for me to vote that Chrome > Firefox, and this as a person who used to use Firefox religiously until Chrome completely changed the game.

Usability (configuration, ease of migration of configuration, etc): win

Developer tools: win+++++

Extensibility: win

Speed: win (JS + speed of rendering, though this is a lot closer than it used to be)

System footprint: win

Availability of experimental features in beta: win (though from time to time Firefox does some crazy awesome shit in beta builds, Chrome is more consistent)

I've long said the only browser remotely close to Chrome is Firefox, but for me, they are a clear leader. It's unfortunate to see Mozilla behaving this way in public. I take Opera's choice of using Chromium as a validation of my assertion, and I really believe if they had chosen to use Mozilla's software instead of Google's, that Mozilla would be fairly silent right now.

You really shouldn't list subjective things like Usability, Extensibility because for me Usability is the same and Extensibility is laungably better for Firefox. Also I don't think Developer tools are that much bigger win.

I understand that you don't want to start a browser flame war, and neither i do, but:


Sometimes Chrome is easier to configure (With Firefox you need to enable click to play in about:config, while Chrome has a checkbox somewhere in the "advanced" menu), sometimes is harder (Try to configure a proxy in chrome)

>Ease of migration

I haven't tested it myself, but i know that Firefox can load your history/bookmarks from Internet Explorer and Chrome. If you mean between the same browser, Firefox Sync is on par with Chrome for me.

>Developer tools

Chrome has better tools ootb, but you can install Firebug in Firefox which is mostly on par.


You're talking about addon? Because Firefox's addon can be way more powerful than Chrome's addon.

>System footprint

Firefox usually uses less memory than Chrome (but it's more prone to memory leaks). For the CPU, i don't know about Chrome, but my Firefox installation is currently using about ~1% of it

> System footprint: win

Defined how?

There is some merit to this claim. Firefox on my 4GB 1GhZ laptop is somewhat sluggish (it could be down to several factors), especially when it comes to Flash. Chrome flies, but Nightly is actually on par with Chrome.

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