Interesting news over at ComputerWorld where some in-house testing has shown that Mozilla’s new Firefox 3.6 – while 15% faster than its previous incarnation – still lags behind in the speed stakes when compared to Safari or Chrome. Laptopmag.com had already been pretty damning over the weekend, reporting quite bluntly that “Firefox is still miles behind Google’s Chrome browser in the speed department”.
Said Laptopmag, “Surprisingly, Firefox 3.6 cold and warm opened slower than Firefox 3.57. While the warm opens were only a tiny .2 seconds apart, the cold opens took about 50-percent longer, going from 4.5 seconds to 6.8. In our view, that’s a pretty big step backward. All of these open times are probably faster when you use a faster processor a faster hard drive than those found on our testbed.”