August 11, 2011
Chrome 10 comes with the "Crankshaft" version of the V8 browser engine that Google pegs as 66 percent faster than the unnamed version in Chrome 9 as measured with Google's V8 Benchmark suite. That's a major speed boost, but be aware there are many other attributes of browser performance, and one of the biggest--hardware acceleration--will hit prime time with the imminent release of Mozilla's Firefox 4 and Microsoft's IE9.
Read more: http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-20040 ... z1GIMFcCrb
I switched to using Chrome as my primary browser about 6 months ago -- it loaded faster than Firefox and browsed as well as anything else.
I upgraded to the new version this morning. We'll see if it gets faster.
Hey Zig - Chrome even faster......wow!!!
This whole browser war thingee is really hotting up. One of the aspects I've been finding very interesting to read about is the hassle over web video standards, I hadn't realised that certain aspects of video encoding were actually patented.
Apparently, Google's new VP8 video technology was designed specifically to overcome patents connected with H264. The company which manages and licenses all these patents is now openly claiming that certain aspects of Google's VP8[i:329edmtp] may[/i:329edmtp] be infringing on existing patents. The company has absolutely no proof of any patent violations but their insinuations are muddying the waters in an area where patents are already an extremely complex affair.
Read the full story [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-20038615-264.html?tag=rb_content;main:329edmtp]HERE[/url:329edmtp].
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