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Firefox vs. Chrome

atlp99

Feb 26, 2011, 9:42 AM
Firefox can be tweaked to run better than chrome on slower/ older hardware and on slower connections through the about:config options.

It may also have been easier to get Firefox running on ARM architecture since Mozilla is working on a mobile Firefox version, that is supposed to be based on the desktop Firefox code.
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muchdrama

Feb 27, 2011, 5:38 AM
atlp99 said:
Firefox can be tweaked to run better than chrome on slower/ older hardware and on slower connections through the about:config options.

It may also have been easier to get Firefox running on ARM architecture since Mozilla is working on a mobile Firefox version, that is supposed to be based on the desktop Firefox code.


That's just weird to me. Google agreed to this? Not that I'm not a Firefox fan. I'm using FF 4 Beta 12 right now. Wouldn't Chrome have run better on the dock?
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muchdrama

Feb 27, 2011, 5:42 AM
atlp99 said:
Firefox can be tweaked to run better than chrome on slower/ older hardware and on slower connections through the about:config options.

It may also have been easier to get Firefox running on ARM architecture since Mozilla is working on a mobile Firefox version, that is supposed to be based on the desktop Firefox code.


Ah, I see--scratch my previous comment. 'Motorola’s webtop application runs a full Mozilla Firefox 3.6 browser and supports Adobe® Flash®.'

Still surprised it's not running the desktop version of Chrome.
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atlp99

Feb 27, 2011, 4:36 PM
Google has always been (and still is) one of Mozilla's largest supporters, so it is not totally odd for Google to support Motorola using Firefox for the dock.

I think it is most likely due to ARM processor support, which Chrome lacks. This shows up in the early reviews of the Xoom tablet, the browser looks a lot like Chrome but is still based on the Android browser code and therefore displays Android optimized sites instead of desktop versions.

Also,in my experience on my laptop dual booting Windows and Linux,
In Windows Firefox is slightly slower than Chrome on the stable versions, running Minefield (Firefox 4 pre beta nightly builds) and Chrome Cannary ( Chrome pre beta nightly builds) there is no noticible difference in speed bu...
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SporkOnline

Feb 28, 2011, 5:42 PM
Not to mention this was Motorola's decision and not Google's
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