Mozilla Hypes Firefox 6 as Fastest Yet, but It Isn't Much Faster

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Today Mozilla devotees have something to look forward to with the release of Firefox 6. Everyone else: Not so much. The latest update comes less than three months after Firefox 5 in Mozilla's new rapid-fire approach to updating its browser. The newest version has some nice added touches, including faster startup and quicker navigation, but on the whole early reviews don't give many reasons to switch for anyone currently using Chrome or Internet Explorer 9.

New Firefox looks mostly like old Firefox, but when you take it for a spin it has one big important update reports Lifehacker's David Galloway. "The new version uses the same user interface as Firefox 5, but is reported to run 20% faster." But in speed benchmark tests run by Laptop Mag's Dan Howley, any speed improvements in Firefox 6 over its predecessor were not measurable and it ran slower than Chrome and IE 9. Howley concluded the upgrade "amounted to small but nice touches."

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