Who is faster? Firefox or Chrome? A layman’s answer would be Chrome, but in reality Firefox 4 is equally ‘solid’ as compared to Chrome. But the major drawback is that after using Firefox for a few days and installing add-ons, you will start noticing the performance degradation.
Firefox has taken the performance part very seriously and has released the list of add-ons with slowest startup.
Add-ons provide many useful features and functions, but they can also cause Firefox to become slower. Some add-ons can even slow Firefox to a crawl and make it difficult to use for regular web browsing. If you think add-ons might be the reason Firefox is lethargic, check the list below for some of the biggest bottlenecks. And remember, for best performance you should disable add-ons that you no longer use regularly.
FoxLingo tops the chart followed by the most lovable addon, Firebug (irony that the list also includes FastestFox, an add-on that is supposed to improve the performance of FF)!.
Do you think Firefox should bring constraints w.r.t addon performance? Isn’t it time (before they lose out to Chrome)?