Chrome vs Firefox

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    Oct 17, 2010 2:47 PM GMT
    Ok I was a firefox user, but now it crashes and freezes and I just got Chrome and it is like lightning fast, super fast. What gives?
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    Oct 17, 2010 2:54 PM GMT
    Will Firefox fix itself or is Chrome it now?
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    Oct 17, 2010 5:03 PM GMT
    all i can say is on my shitty acer netbook , IE 8 is the only browser that functions somewhat decently.
    FF was dead slow, it's becoming bloatware and Chrome for all its shiny armor kept freezing on me .
    So i tried good ol boring IE and , omg... it WORKED!
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    Oct 17, 2010 6:18 PM GMT
    Browsers come and go. Literally. I remember the day when Netscape was the ONLY browser any serious net user used. Now it's gone completely.

    I'm no more loyal to any one browser beyond the extent that I have my bookmarks all set up. And importing those to another browser is easy.

    I've used Firefox for a long time because I got sick of the security holes in IE, but Firefox has become bloatware with the last few releases and I've started using Chrome lately.
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    Oct 17, 2010 11:28 PM GMT
    Chrome is fast because it's got a better javascript engine. So on websites with heavy javascript usage, Chrome flies. But plain websites with just HTML and CSS, the performance differences between Chrome and Firefox are marginal.

    I like Chrome for certain things. Like if I just want to check email real quick. But for regular web surfing, it's Firefox all the way. The extensions and customization in about:config are great.

    Firefox was starting to be a slug on my desktop computer. And then I bought a new laptop and Firefox was pretty quick after I installed it. I'm guessing it was just from all those years of upgrading on top of the old one that contributed to the slowness on my desktop version. I'm probably going to do a clean install sooner or later.

    The thing I really like about Chrome is that each new window or tab spawns a process. So if one tab/window crashes, then it won't bring down the rest of your tabs/windows. Even IE8 has this feature. Still waiting for Firefox add this. I heard it's coming in v4.
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    Oct 17, 2010 11:35 PM GMT
    Have you tried the new IE9? It's incredible. By far the best browser out there in my opinion.
  • somedaytoo

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    Oct 17, 2010 11:50 PM GMT
    IE 9 looks like it will be great. I haven't tried the beta, but am impatiently waiting for the final release. It will be the best browser on the market.
  • somedaytoo

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    Oct 17, 2010 11:51 PM GMT
    IE 9 looks like it will be great. I haven't tried the beta, but am impatiently waiting for the final release. It will be the best browser on the market.
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    Oct 17, 2010 11:51 PM GMT
    ah, now I know why it maybe getting slow. I should uninstall it and then reinstall it.
  • jdx007

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    Nov 13, 2010 3:02 PM GMT
    Chrome all the way for regular browsing - it's blazing fast. If you're doing any kind of web development, though, it's all about Firefox + Firebug plugin (best. thing. ever.).

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    Nov 13, 2010 5:23 PM GMT
    The more add-ons you install into any browser, the slower it's going to be. Firefox and Chrome are practically identical out of the box in terms of speed. They use different engines to display pages, but you really won't be able to tell the difference between the two unless you're performing advanced stress testing. I'd agree with uninstalling and reinstalling Firefox or Chrome. Then just realize that while all the add-ons are great, they're going to slow down your browsing experience.
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    Nov 13, 2010 5:24 PM GMT
    i switched to Opera and never going back.
  • mmmm_mmmm

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    Nov 13, 2010 5:25 PM GMT
    Chrome Rules!
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    Nov 16, 2010 7:33 PM GMT
    Chrome is fast and developing well, fixing most of its bugs days by days too. It now also as extensions, which act like add-ons of Firefox so it's quite a good substitution. However the extensions are still very rare and most of them are not as convenient as Firefox add-ons, so i'll say keep using Firefox until Chrome builds enough convenience, or just merely keep them both in your pc for various kinds of usage.
  • rioriz

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    Nov 16, 2010 11:33 PM GMT
    Definitely a Chrome supporter here!
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    Nov 16, 2010 11:37 PM GMT
    pecfan saidOk I was a firefox user, but now it crashes and freezes and I just got Chrome and it is like lightning fast, super fast. What gives?


    Yea I like Chrome better as well icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 16, 2010 11:55 PM GMT
    Chrome for Mac doesn't support flash. icon_neutral.gif

    Although, Safari is good enough- nice sleek looking browser- but I used firefox for downloads. Add-ons. icon_twisted.gif
  • Abc123456

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    Nov 17, 2010 12:20 AM GMT
    IE9 VS Chrome 8 , Firefox 4 , Opera 10.6, Safari 5
    Posted Oct 31, 2010
    http://ewandoo.com/ie9-vs-chrome-8-firefox-4-opera-10-6-safari-5/

    Kinda looks like they're all neck-and-neck. Go with the browser you prefer for how it works with you... I love Chorme. I like that it auto-completes when i'm typing in the website, using a similar function as google instant.

    - Firefox got shaky with youtube videos and flash so i stopped using it.
    - I'm a web designer and IE has always cased me numerous headaches so out of principal I hate it.
    - Opera & Safari are great for testing cross compatibility.

    I'm excited to test the new browser, RockMelt

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    Nov 17, 2010 12:23 AM GMT
    chrome works great
    opera is great for mac too
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    Nov 17, 2010 7:13 PM GMT
    Chrome for regular users.

    Firefox for developers.
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    Nov 18, 2010 12:19 AM GMT
    I've been using Firefox for a long time now and still am. I have to say it's the most convenient browser for me and I love all of the little plug-ins (even if I don't use them) but it's nice to have options.


    I used Chrome a while back for about a month. I'm write a lot online, and so, one day while I was writing a 1000+ word article, I selected everything to copy it to my clipboard (insurance habit) but accidentally deleted it all.
    So why didn't I just hit CTRL + Z to undo it? Because it didn't work!

    I tried everything on that browser and it wouldn't restore my work, even when the site I was on (proboards) should have undid the mistake easily by either CTRL + Z or relying on the browser history to regenerate it like it does all the time when I use firefox. So, furious, I uninstalled Chrome and went back to firefox.

    Chrome is faster, but Firefox is more reliable for me.
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    Nov 18, 2010 12:53 AM GMT
    Global_Citizen saidBrowsers come and go. Literally. I remember the day when Netscape was the ONLY browser any serious net user used. Now it's gone completely.
    Same- I remember using Netscape in elementary school.

    As for the browser of now- Chrome is where it's at for me. FF is at a second, but both are better than IE, imo.
  • BlackBeltGuy

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    Nov 18, 2010 1:16 AM GMT
    firefox. i just hate that they update and dont let you wait
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    Nov 20, 2010 7:38 AM GMT
    since i got my new comp, i love chrome.
    works like a charm.
  • Sk8Tex

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    Nov 20, 2010 7:44 AM GMT
    Chrome is faster because its not jam-packed full of crappy browser extensions that aren't needed like IE and Firefox seem to come preloaded with these days. :I

    Personally I strip down my IE to the bare essentials and use that -.- Im not that fond of Chrome and Firefox just pisses me off lol XD