If like me you have been using Firefox for your daily work and play on the web, you will have become used to a new version appearing every year or so, but lately that has all changed.
This has been largely driven by the rapid development cycle of Google Chrome and the open source Chromium browsers, which have been a huge success.
Well this is having a very positive effect on the speed of Firefox on my machines, with the latest version 7 and the soon to be released version 8 offering significant improvements over their older cousins.
If you have switched to one of the new versions, have you noticed an improvement in speed?
If you are still using Microsoft's Internet explorer then unfortunately you are still in the year or two release cycle, though the latest version 9 is a significant speed improvement over it's older brothers, and with hardware acceleration can offer amazing gains. However be aware that this version does not work with Windows XP, so you will be better off with Firefox or Chrome for that operating system.
As MAC OSX Safari uses the same under lying technology as Google Chrome, then the latest versions also offer significant speed bumps.
I would heartily recommend a look , and try out the new versions, as they will improve your web experience.
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