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Old 01-06-2010, 08:29 PM   #1
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Firefox vs Chrome

So I've been using Firefox since the pre 1.0 days. Is Chrome that much better/faster then Firefox?

I've been having a lot of annoying issues with Firefox that are causing me to consider a change. Pros and Cons would be great
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Old 01-06-2010, 09:12 PM   #2
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Chrome has :
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Takes less memory
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Old 01-06-2010, 10:15 PM   #3
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Chrome has :
Minimalistic UI
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Takes less memory
but does less shit and tends to be pretty annoying eventually if you prefer to do much on it. I used chrome for a while when I was running off of 1GB RAM and it works if you need the memory, but will annoy the shit out of you in the long run if you don't.
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Old 01-06-2010, 10:42 PM   #4
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I use chrome for surfing,Firefox for debugging.

Chrome > Fast,and uses Webkit. Firefox SLow, but amazing debugging addons.
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Old 01-07-2010, 01:24 AM   #5
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I know exactly nothing about technical aspects of how things works and such, and I got Google Chrome when it first came out. I liked it, but I'm not sure there was a huge difference in speed. Although I haven't tried it recently, I think it might be mostly personal preference.
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Old 01-07-2010, 03:42 AM   #6
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Firefox and it's extensions can be a memory hog. Keep your addons/extensions to a minimum, and you should be fine.
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Old 01-07-2010, 06:34 AM   #7
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I think i'd rather use Opera over Chrome
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On Vista, Chrome hogs memory if you have a lot of tabs open and leave your computer on for extended periods of time. I prefer chrome to do everyday browsing, in which I close tabs. When I want to save material to read later, or review, or just plain put off to read another time/later, I'll read it in Firefox.
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I haven't used Firefox since Chrome was released.
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Not a big fan of chrome so far but I am sure it will get much better. A lot of sites I use do not get along with chrome very well. Netflix being one of them.

Mozilla is promising some performance changes in Firefox that look promising with v3.7 As a side v3.6 beta 5 is available for dl. 100s of bug fixes over current version.

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-beta.html

but it's a beta.... so you never know.
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From a security briefing I had a few months ago one of the issues with Chrome is going to be privacy. IIRC your browsing records are fed back to google for tracking and ad/banner targeting among other things. Similar privacy issues exist for google desktop, android and the other google products.
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From a security briefing I had a few months ago one of the issues with Chrome is going to be privacy. IIRC your browsing records are fed back to google for tracking and ad/banner targeting among other things. Similar privacy issues exist for google desktop, android and the other google products.
The same with Comcast, but instead of using your privacy to make money, they're selling it to the Government. So if you have Comcast internet, the Government is spying on you. If you use Google chrome, Google is using your information to advance their advertisement empire. Big whoop.
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Google is slowly becoming the evil empire?
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Google is slowly becoming the evil empire?
Or We're slowly becoming aware of their machinations that make them the evil empire.
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I feel like of the evil things in the world, Google doesn't even rank. I don't feel unnerved about Google taking some information of my browsing habits and such.
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I feel like of the evil things in the world, Google doesn't even rank. I don't feel unnerved about Google taking some information of my browsing habits and such.
Wonder what they track in android and their new phone coming out.
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I think i'd rather use Opera over Chrome
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The list goes Opera, Chrome, FF, IE.
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Google is using your information to advance their advertisement empire. Big whoop.
It's bigger than that. If the potential for Law Enforcement to access information like this without a court order exists what happens when your internet activity becomes accessible as part of employment screening?
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All I use my browser for is surfing, so Chrome is the way to go for me.
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