- Superb HTML 5 performance
- Thousands of add-ons make it a “Swiss Army knife”
- Slow page loads
- Too many add-ons can slow down the browser
This browser is faster, sleeker, and easier to use in its latest incarnation.
Mozilla’s Firefox 9 browser promises a raft of new features and speeds as much as 30 percent faster than those offered by its predecessor.
Other highlights include Mac OS X Lion support and an Android version that’s optimized for tablets.
Up to 30 Percent Faster
The new Firefox is also faster because it supports chunking XHR requests, allowing websites to display content as it’s downloaded rather than waiting for the entire download to complete. This will be especially noticeable for sites that download large sets of data or use AJAX, Mozilla notes.