- Avoids memory fragmentation problems in long-running sessions by using one process per tab;
- Has a reasonable degree of built-in security sandboxing;
- Performs much more consistently for long or big sessions.
When my girlfriend's PC could no longer handle Firefox on a mere 3GB of RAM I persuaded her to try Chrome, despite the loss of useful add-ons, and she has zero interest in going back now.
If Firefox can offer a compellingly better alternative to Chrome in terms of performance and security while offering better privacy options, I'm all there. Right now, on the technical level there's no contest.
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