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    Actually I think it's the other way around Mad_guy. But cannot really tell for sure. Just the impression I've got from reading on the subject through the last year. According to this, I've developed the idea Apple holds a larger portion of the patents regarding H.264. But yes, Microsoft also has a chunk. It's no surprise both support it in their browsers.

    As for WebKit, I think it should be a matter of time until it starts supporting WebM features. Google's own WebKit-based browser is already implementing WebM and it should be available on the next betas. So they may end up contributing code to WebKit.
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    To get back to the topic: did anyone find features in FF4 that would make a Chrome user happy? I found FF3 incredibly slow and bloated for my purposes. That's more of a point-of-view than fact, because for me, extensions and plugins are "bloat", I don't need them. I don't need favorites or email or debugging or those features that might be useful for other people. All I need is a simple and fast way to open a web page. Compared to IE, FF once did this, but then they made the same mistake as MS with their feature creep. Is FF4 stripped down or even more blown up than FF3?
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    Hardly stripped down. That would be pointless. But judging from the beta and using a few tabs. No problem. Quick and responsive. Dunno about memory.
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    nvoigt, is there any reason you wouldn't want to stay with Chrome, with these requirements? IMO there's no point in using Firefox if you don't care about extensions.
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    No, I'm quite happy with Chrome, I'm just curious if there's something better suited to my needs out there. You never know
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