Firefox 4.0 catching up to Google Chrome

I’ve installed the beta of Firefox 4.0 and have to say I really like it:

  • It feels a lot faster. And when the new javascript engine lands in september it should even be faster
  • The UI is cleaner, it has tabs on top (for now only on Windows, but Linux should be there in the next beta)

On Windows Firefox actually visually resembles Google Chrome quite a bit. Furthermore in following beta application specific tabs will be added. If Firefox continues like this it can maybe stop the fact that people leave Firefox now and start using Chrome because it’s faster.