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Chrome vs. Firefox
« on: July 29, 2009, 01:00:26 AM »
So I've been using Firefox since it first came out on beta and have loved it. Each version just keeps getting better and with the addition of addons, I could surf the internet without the concern of being hijacked or seeing annoying pop-ups and ads.

Everything was great....until now.

With the newest version being released, Firefox seems to have lost all of it's speed and most annoyingly, it's seemlessness. My videos play choppy, the speed at which sites load varies greatly (even the same site), and form actions and text take forever to load sometimes.

So I decided to switch to chrome. Low and behold my internet experience is back to it's old speedy self. My videos aren't choppy and my sites load as fast as ever. But there are some problems. For one, I can't block any ads or scripts and all those loveable addons I had that boosted my productivity are gone.

But still, as an experiment I'm going to completely delete firefox and download version 2 and run them side by side with chrome to see which one is ultimately better.

I'll come back with the results sometime when I feel like, so for now, please feel free to way in!
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Re: Chrome vs. Firefox
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2009, 01:20:12 AM »
I hear chrome is compatible with some FF ad ons.

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Re: Chrome vs. Firefox
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2009, 07:40:30 AM »
I still prefer Firefox, Chrome just feels different, i have both and use them both on various occasions, but i am still a firefox fan.

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Re: Chrome vs. Firefox
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2009, 07:49:45 AM »
I only use Chrome. It does have its bugs once in a while, but I'm more than happy with it. I'm a internet browser user that doesn't use add-ons of any sort, I like it clean and simple.

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Re: Chrome vs. Firefox
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2009, 09:36:01 AM »
Chrome is impressive, but I still prefer Firefox overall. The one thing that I really like about Chrome is that each tab and window is a separate process so if you have bloated script slowing down one page, it won't affect your browsing speed on another page.

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Re: Chrome vs. Firefox
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2009, 10:05:05 AM »
If you want the FireFox without the StupidFox of most recent versions, use the monkey, SeaMonkey (also Mozilla).  Simpler and faster than FireBadger and Google Chrome.
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Re: Chrome vs. Firefox
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2009, 01:10:29 PM »
DiddyKong SeaMonkey > Fire StarFox ?

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Re: Chrome vs. Firefox
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2009, 01:39:50 PM »
Chrome is better. So much faster, FF is wayy to slow these days. Also, you can still block ads with a good hosts file.
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Re: Chrome vs. Firefox
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2009, 01:44:29 PM »
Chrome is better. So much faster, FF is wayy to slow these days. Also, you can still block ads with a good hosts file.

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Re: Chrome vs. Firefox
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2009, 03:26:32 PM »
I still use FF, seems ok to me and I am now used to it...

I am just not used to the setup in Chrome, I am going to do an experiment. From now on I am going to use Chrome only for a few days and see if I like it more.
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Re: Chrome vs. Firefox
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2009, 03:42:39 PM »
Chrome is impressive, but I still prefer Firefox overall. The one thing that I really like about Chrome is that each tab and window is a separate process so if you have bloated script slowing down one page, it won't affect your browsing speed on another page.

I still managed to crash it though.

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Re: Chrome vs. Firefox
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2009, 04:00:00 PM »
I'm intelligent enough to use a full featured menu, so firefox all the way!
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Re: Chrome vs. Firefox
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2009, 04:02:51 PM »
I still use FF, seems ok to me and I am now used to it...

I am just not used to the setup in Chrome, I am going to do an experiment. From now on I am going to use Chrome only for a few days and see if I like it more.

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Re: Chrome vs. Firefox
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2009, 04:06:04 PM »
I've been having a problem Fifeox for a while now, but I finally un-installed it today because an error occurred that I couldn't overlook.
Previously firefox would never automatically log me back in after a restart like it used to. Not a big deal, more of a minor inconvenience.

Today, in the middle of watching a Neflix movie (watch it now), it just stopped working. after erasing cookies, history and restarting the computer, I can't get to the main page of Netflix to log back in and continue my movie. It works in IE & works in FF on the other computer, so I decided to just wipe my computer clean of FF (restart)and try out Chrome.

CHROME HAS THE SAME PROBLEM!!!! WTF!!!

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Re: Chrome vs. Firefox
« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2009, 04:13:43 PM »
NEW RECORD! I managed to crash Firefox SIX TIMES consecutively. Crash. Restart. Reload Tabs. Crash. Restart. Reload Tabs. Etc.

I found the dodgy link and put it into Chrome. Chrome crashes for about a minute, then comes out of its hangover and says that its the Firefox Flash Plugin that's not working, do i want to quit it.

Chrome is more crash resistant luckily.

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Re: Chrome vs. Firefox
« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2009, 04:32:45 PM »
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Re: Chrome vs. Firefox
« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2009, 07:37:44 PM »
I think Flash is responsible for 75% of any browser issues. I hope that html 5 reduces its usage.

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Re: Chrome vs. Firefox
« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2009, 07:58:40 PM »
Just got back home and did a fresh install of FF and its working perfectly now.

But damn did Chrome make me realize how slow FF has become.
I think I need to do a fresh install on chrome too to get rid of the Netflix issue though.

edit: I was just about to re-do Google Chrome, and the netflix site just loaded to the main log-in page before I  clicked to close the browser. Weird.
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Re: Chrome vs. Firefox
« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2009, 07:07:51 PM »
I've been using Chrome exclusively on a laptop for almost a month now. It's a nice program and all, but if I could switch back to FF I would(the laptop needs to be reset too often with FF).

Chrome is quick most of the time, but I constantly have load errors where the page starts to load and it just sits there until I refresh it. The page this happens with most, and you would think this would be an optimized browser for that page, is Youtube. Videos just refuse to load about 50% of the time, I end up loading them up in Safari (also giving that browser a small test run <its a little slow at times>). Is there a quick fix for this problem? I can't go back to mu browser of choice on this laptop, but is there any other browsers worth checking out?

I hear Opera sux
IE malfunctions all the time. I've hit the end of my rope with that program
FF has memory dumping issues
I think Mozilla has another browser right?
Safari..... ok to use, just not preferred.
Chrome, too many loading errors, its getting frustrating.

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Re: Chrome vs. Firefox
« Reply #19 on: August 24, 2009, 07:12:24 PM »
Ignore the haters, try Opera.

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Re: Chrome vs. Firefox
« Reply #20 on: August 24, 2009, 07:39:27 PM »
This quickest fix is Sea Monkey, also by Mozilla.  It works cuz fame hasn't gotten to its head yet, cuz it has none.

As long as you're not using XP 64-bit, it should be fine.
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Re: Chrome vs. Firefox
« Reply #21 on: August 24, 2009, 07:43:06 PM »
does sea monkey use ff add-ons?

I mostly want auto pager and ad-blocker

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Re: Chrome vs. Firefox
« Reply #22 on: August 24, 2009, 07:59:45 PM »
Yes, it does.  Well-known add-ons like Ad-block and No-script script work; the rare ones that don't work don't follow Mozilla's standard install specs correctly.
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Re: Chrome vs. Firefox
« Reply #23 on: August 24, 2009, 08:00:56 PM »
you got a direct link?

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Re: Chrome vs. Firefox
« Reply #24 on: August 24, 2009, 08:05:32 PM »
Warning: Sea Monkey looks like the worst skin that Netscape ever had.