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Firefox 5 gets speedy (not SPDY)

Jun 17, 2011, 00:01 (4 Talkback[s])


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"As opposed to Firefox 4 which introduced a new UI, tab panorama, jetpack, sync and apptabs, Firefox 5 sure does feel a bit 'light' on the big features side.

"It does however have at least on amazing under the hood feature that will make Firefox 5 the fastest Mozilla browser ever. Unfortunately Mozilla's product people haven't chosen to productize the feature name but that doesn't make it any less important.

"Sort Idle HTTP Connections by CWND - is a new Firefox 5 feature that I personally see as Mozilla's open web response to Google's SPDY, though they are a bit different. SPDY is focused on TCP optimizations while Firefox 5 is a bit more specific to HTTP."

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