New Firefox's Speed Will Smoke Chrome, Mozilla Says

Chrome 28% slower than Firefox 3.1 on XP
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Sep 4, 2008 12:07 PM CDT
Google co-founders Larry Page, right, Sergey Brin, left, and software engineer Darin Fisher, center, talk during a news conference at Google HQ in Mountain View, Calif. Tuesday.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
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(Newser) – The next version of Firefox will be faster than Google's Chrome, the fastest browser out there, Mozilla said today, according to TechCrunch. Chrome is 28% slower on XP and 16% slower on Vista than Firefox 3.1, which releases this year, Mozilla claims. By using the new engine TraceMonkey, one coder says, the browser will "easily eclipse even the fastest instance of Chrome."