Firefox 8 (Yes, 8) Is Getting A Massive Speed Boost

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You might be annoyed by all the constant updates to Firefox ever since they switched to a rapid release schedule a la Chrome, but the team must be doing something right.The speed test results are in and Firefox 8 is 20% faster than Firefox 5, meaning the browser is on par with Google Chrome in terms of performance.

This speed increase applies to nearly every metric that matters: start up, session restore, first paint, JavaScript execution, and even 2D canvas and 3D WebGL rendering

As an added kicker, Firefox 8 uses less memory than version 7.

[Via ExtremeTech]

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