Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Speed thrills

Ok, everyone and their brother is posting what's up with the new Firefox 3 browser...great features, blah, blah. There is one reason to upgrade: Speed.

It's faster. Noticeably so. I've timed page loads on several sites I regularly visit and FF is always 1-2 seconds faster than IE 7 and Safari...not a scientific approach, so here's a technical chart from Lifehacker:

Apparently a lot of word of mouth/mouse has worked wonders as this new version of the open source browser has been downloaded 6.8 million times in just under 24 hours. Check out the download counter here. Now that's product demand!

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