Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Firefox 3.6.4 won't crash if your FarmVille froze, too late?

Google Chrome had this by default, the crash protection technique, which is basically the act of isolating each plug-in (like Adobe Flash) in a separate process. So when the plug-in goes into an infinite loop or froze, only that process gets terminated but the Browser will be intact.

Recently Mozilla has released Firefox 3.6.4 which includes this feature and so many other bug fixes.

Firefox has been there for a really long time as a lead browser, only to witness Google Chrome infiltrating its business with its cut-and-dried sexy features. Last thing we know FireFox is mimicking Chrome.

I was a FireFox user and Developer. I just switched to Chrome weeks ago and I tell you as a user Firefox 3.5 to 3.6.3 crashes for 2 times a day on average and while developing it crashes from 10 to 15 times a day.

Now I'm using Chrome, it never crashed and developing a new extension for Chrome was much easier and faster than firefox. For instance I do not need to restart the browser each time I update my script. With Firefox you need to restart the browser, and you have to wait for 3 to 5 seconds so Firefox Process get freed from the memory.

This is good, but with this momentum, I see that lots of FireFox users will defect to Chrome.