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Web Browser Faceoff: Mozilla Firefox vs. Google Chrome

Posted by Jeffrey Thomas on September 22, 2009

ffox-v-chromeWe’ve had some pretty close races lately in our Lunchtime Poll feature, which got us thinking of the obvious question: which one of these contestants would win in a fantasy fight?

So we decided to pit some of these services and software head-to-head in a knock-down, drag-out cage match. There may even be jello involved. We’re asking you, dear readers, to cast your vote for the ultimate winner in this 1 v. 1 battle each week, for as long as we can keep the worthy contestants coming. Read on to vote in this week’s match!

No poll was closer than the Favorite Web Browser question earlier this month. The two victors far out ahead of the long tail were incumbent favorite Mozilla Firefox (Mozilla Firefox

) and relatively new challenger Google Chrome (Google Chrome

). This week’s Faceoff pits these two browsers against each other for ultimate fame and glory.

Firefox (Firefox

) is armed with an unmatched extension architecture for power users to tweak and modify to their heart’s content. But all those add-ons tend to slow things down — will Chrome’s (Chrome

) relative speed give it the edge? Or is the lack of an official Chrome for Mac going to hold that browser back in the 10th round?

Cast your vote below until noon EST on Friday September 25th, and be sure to let us know your reasoning in the comments. We’ll recap the results later this week and start a new Faceoff next week.

Thank you for voting!
Mozilla Firefox 53% (1,737 votes)

Google Chrome 36% (1,189 votes)

Tie. It’s simply too close to call. 10% (343 votes)

Total Votes: 3,269

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Who would win in a fight: Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome?(poll)

Not a race at all as far as I am concerned–Firefox extensions make the browser the most customizable piece of software I have!

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