Firefox multicore support

A new Firefox project called Electrolysis is attempting to bring multicore support to Firefox.  Currently, official Firefox builds only support one processor.  If a computer has multiple cores, there’s no way for Firefox to take advantage of that extra power.  Some other browsers already support multicore processing, and their JavaScript speeds are often much faster than Firefox.

Benjamin Auffrath wrote up a post detailing his speed experiences with Electrolysis, and found that Firefox with Electrolysis is indeed faster, but it still has a ways to go to catch up to Chrome.

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