I read at Firefox Fightback that Firefox wants to regain market share and a few highly placed folks have left. Market share? In this household, they have none at all. There was a time when I ran and recommended Firefox everywhere, but bloated and crash prone code caused me to move to Chrome in 2009. Since then, I've been happy wih Chrome until the very latest version, but now that has been freezing up on me at times so I thought I might take a fresh look at Firefox.
If the visitors to this site mean anything, I'd say Firefox is still a strong contender:
Firefox HAS been improving. They've been doing a lot since I dumped it in disgust six years ago. Some quick reactions:
Fast again: Poor performance was one of my major reasons for defecting, but that seems to be fixed. I'm not interested in benchmarks; I don't know or care if it is faster or slower than Chrome or Safari - I just don't want a fat, wheezing Fox slowing me down. It isn't doing that to me now, so I'm happy.