In my first serious test of Mac Chrome back in August, 2010, it came up short compared to other popular web browsers. But Chrome has been evolving fast. And since Firefox 4.0 was just released, it seemed like the right time to run another informal comparison.
While I have found Firefox 4.0 a nice improvement in looks and rendering speed, I have also found it leaks memory, more so on Windows than Linux or Mac. I can rarely make it through a day without the Windows version locking up. That may be an artifact of the slew of plugins I am running and not the Firefox core.
For the last couple of weeks, I have been using Chrome as my primary browser on all platforms and have been very pleased. Competition is a great thing and I am excited to see browsers evolving again after what seemed like a long period of stagnation.