Firefox 4.0.1 is faster than the previous version, but still slower than Chrome

Yep, that’s all that I want to say. It’s all in my blog post title. The latest version of Firefox which is Firefox 4.0.1 has a newly designed GUI and it’s a bit faster than the previous version that I’m using, which is 3.8.something. It’s cooler than before and all the plugins that I’m using in my FF Version 3.0 is still working in FF 4.0. FireFTP, FireBug, Web Developer plugin and other geeky add-ons are working just fine.

After I installed it, there’s a pop up that notified me about the disabled plugins, because they are not compatible. After I clicked check if it’s compatible, it’s all compatible! Weird huh? Anyway, what’s important is it’s compatible with Firefox 4.0.1.

I love Firefox so much because of FireFTP extension and the super useful Web Developer extension. That’s the reason why I’m still sticking to Firefox, despite the fact that Google Chrome is undeniably faster and better browser compared to FF. If Chrome has the plugins I mentioned, the I will probably switch to Chrome.

So what’s new with FF 4.0? The few things that’s new to my eyes are the user interface, the browser menu is now situated at the upper left corner.

The Add-ons Manager, Extensions, Appearance and Plugins are now on a new Tab, instead of a small pop-up window.

If you open a new browser, the loading status circle looks like an atom or something else, because I really don’t know what an atom looks like. It’s the first picture that appeared in my mind.

Chrome is my default browser, but Firefox is still my working browser. I design, developer, debug, and deploy websites using Firefox. I browse, Tweet, and update my Facebook using Chrome.

These 2 browsers has their own strengths and weaknesses. Firefox lacks speed, while Chrome lacks usability and always crash if I open too many tabs (which I always do).

Ooops! This post is suppose to be short and it’s about Firefox’s speed. It’s new, but still slow. It should be faster and should be sprinkled with some Chrome magic.

I hope Firefox version 5.0 will be lightning fast. Faster than Chrome, faster than any browser that exists and will exist in the future of the web.


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