Microsoft has claimed that Internet Explorer 9 is the only browser offering “full” hardware acceleration. And now Mozilla in turn has accused its old rival of talking nonsense and promptly refuted by Mozilla developer Robert O’Callahan as well as Mozilla director of community development Asa Dotzler.
“The facts are that Firefox takes advantage of the same Windows 7 APIs that Microsoft does to accelerate both the compositing and the rendering of Web content and that Mozilla provided test builds of Firefox…with this hardware acceleration well before Microsoft did,” Dotzler said.
“We are faster and we were first.”.
“If Mozilla can accelerate browsing for hundreds of millions of PC users on Microsoft’s Windows XP, why can’t Microsoft? And why’re they spreading FUD about Firefox when we beat them not just on latest and greatest Windows 7 but on Windows XP where a majority of their users are today?”