Comparison – Firefox 4.0 Beta 11 vs Chrome 9.0 Beta vs IE9.0

Source: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/internet-explorer/products/ie-9/compare-browsers/

 
Firefox 4.0 Beta 11

Chrome 9.0 Beta

Internet Explorer 9

Performance

Fast startup and shutdown
Yes

Yes Yes
Fast JavaScript engine for better performance
Yes

 

 

Popular websites load quickly
Yes

 

 

Full hardware acceleration for text, graphics, and video provided by default
 
 

 

Yes

Notification when add-ons slow browser performance
 

 

 

 

Yes

Ease of Use

Simple browsing controls for a better browsing experience
Yes

Yes Yes
Change and add search providers within the search box
Yes Yes Yes
Search provider suggestions as you type in the search box
Yes Yes Yes
New Tab page includes quick access to common tasks and your favorite sites
 

 

Yes

Yes
Websites can be pinned to the taskbar in Windows 7
 

 

Yes Yes
Tear-off tabs with Windows 7‌ Aero Snap
 

 

Yes Yes
Reopen accidentally closed tabs
 

 

Yes Yes
Combined search and Address bar
 

 

Yes Yes
Visual search suggestions shown as you type
 

 

 

 

Yes

Jump Lists and thumbnail preview controls for pinned sites
 

 

 

 

Yes
Accelerators for quick access to web services without leaving the page
 

 

 

 

Yes
Security

Protection from malicious cross-site scripting attacks
Yes

Yes Yes
Best protection against phishing attacks
Yes

 

 

Yes

Domain name highlighting in the Address bar to alert you to deceptive websites
 

 

Yes

Yes
Most protection against socially engineered malware
 

 

 

 

Yes

Reliability

Crashed tabs stay isolated from all other tabs
Yes

Yes

Yes

Automatic recovery of crashed tabs
Yes Yes Yes
Tab recovery with messaging and prompting when websites time out
 

 

 

 

Yes
Privacy

Prevent others from seeing what sites you have visited on your PC
Yes

Yes Yes
Control whether certain third parties can track your browsing activity
Yes Yes Yes
Web Standards and Compatibility

Supports standards both commonly used today and for building tomorrow’s websites, including HTML5
Yes

Yes Yes
WebM-encoded HTML5 video supported when a VP8 codec is installed on Windows
Yes Yes Yes
H.264-encoded HTML5 video support
 

 

 

 

Yes

Compatibility mode to view websites designed for older browsers
 

 

 

 

Yes
Developer Tools

Comprehensive tool set (HTML, CSS, JavaScript editing, profiling, network inspection)
Yes

Yes Yes
Developer tools built-in to the browser
 

 

Yes

Yes
Tools that show pages in different rendering engines to let developers understand and debug browser differences
 

 

 

 

Yes

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