10.60 opera (beta or alpha) release is way way faster in performance then chrome..(and more stable, even in alpha or beta) chrome used to be the fastest after owning opera, opera replied back... to own them... its easy.. just search the web for graphics ^^
IE < Firefox < Chrome < Opera
firefox is just so popular because of those big amounts of plug-ins and w/e (which half of them opera already has by default)
Light travels faster than sound. That's why most people seem bright until you hear them speak.