Originally Posted by Mapex
I've been running FF7 and 8 nightlies for the last two months and I do have to agree that FF is feeling more like Chrome. When combined with an SSD FF and Chrome feel exactly the same in terms of load speed and usage over time. The only thing Chrome has on FF8 nightly is faster rendering speed, but FF wins in every other possible way, especially the more robust extensions (Chrome extensions are limited in what they are allowed to do to the browser) and of course Tab Candy/Panorama/Tab Groups, the best tab management UI ever created.
You need the Fasterfox extension. Chrome is definitely not faster at rendering pages than FF and you can actually scroll down the page as it's loading too. On the 16th, FF7 will move down to the beta channel.