Here are a few image comparisons of the speed of Firefox 3 running speed tests, followed then by the results from Chrome running the same tests.
(Each image links to the test)
As you can see Chrome delivers on that promise in 3 out of 4 cases and does so exceptionally well. I don’t use many of Google’s services (like mail, calendar, etc) but I imagine those JS heavy services are feeling a LOT snappier in their own motherships browser.
As for the rest of it, being a very heavy FF user, this feels pretty dang nice. Outside of missing all the snazz add-ons I have for firefox (Web Developer Extention, I’ll never leave you!) I haven’t found any reasons to use one over the other. Chrome is a truly outstanding first step into the browser market and I’ll be giving it more of a fair chance than I did Opera. :)
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