It seems that people's brains are getting slower with time, but the content of the Internet is not. It is not plain html anymore. You have video, animations and whole systems running in your browser.
Originally Posted by droidhacker
There surly is a need for more speed.
If web browsers get fast and featureful enough to deploy fully-fledged applications, then linux will stop being the third-rate, afterthought platform it is now. Photoshop? Office? Games? You bet.
Bring it on, I say!
While Firefox is a good browser, I switched to Opera 9.6 because FF was just so slow at times. Opera is a close competitor with Chrome on that front, just with a whole lot more features.
Browsers have to do a whole lot more than they did back in the days of Mosaic and 486 processors. A faster browser just gives a better experience for the user, especially when running on slower hardware.
I'm sure this change will improve the experience for a lot of people. Potentially having to go Azure->Cairo->X11 sounds like a nightmare, though, but here's always another option...
with all these things firefox foundation is doing now, i kinda get this feeling
I see it is packaged for Arch Linux now so I will install it asap and check it out. How can I tell what the rendering pipeline looks like when it is running and to check whether OpenGL is there?