FIREFOX Vs CHROME Which's your favorite & Why

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February 19, 2011 at 18:31:45
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Which is your favorite and why?

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#1
February 19, 2011 at 22:52:36
IE9.

But between Firefox and Chrome, I would definitely pick the latter. It's fast, stable, and good looking. Firefox reminds me of Adobe Reader: bloated, slow, and temperamental. Unfortunately I have to use it at work.

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#2
February 19, 2011 at 23:56:39
I use both on Windows and Linux. I have problems with Shocwave Flash crashing with both.

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#3
February 20, 2011 at 12:06:16
Many claim Chrome is a form of spyware & if you read their privacy policy, they do indeed monitor just about every move you make. They say no personal information is collected but they do have your IP address, so that's as good as knowing your home address. And using that info alone, they could easily find out just about anything they wanted about the people that reside at the address. I'm not saying they do, but if they wanted to, I'm sure they could.

http://www.google.com/chrome/intl/e...

There have also be numerous reports that Google/Google Chrome are in bed with the NSA (National Security Agency).

http://www.precursorblog.com/conten...

There are other options available. I won't be installing Chrome on my PC. IE & Firefox work just fine.


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#4
February 20, 2011 at 16:56:37
IE is my favorite, then chrome....FF just needs too many add-ons to run.

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#5
February 21, 2011 at 08:29:04
Firefox for me because it gets the job done.

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#6
February 21, 2011 at 10:03:47
I tried firefox a long time ago and didn't like it. I was one that came up on windows and knew nothing else. Not that anything was really wrong with firefox it was just so different than IE 4. Now I keep it installed because my school recomends it but I never use it. As for chrome I installed it once a while back and had issues right off the bat. It just didn't work for me. Don't know why and don't really care. I've been told it's better but I couldn't even do a simple google search with it so it went bye bye. I have never had problems with IE and it is what I am used to so I will stick with it until it gives me trouble.

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#7
February 22, 2011 at 09:16:46
For your reading enjoyment: http://www.henrymakow.com/social_ne...

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#8
March 2, 2011 at 09:00:36
FireFOX.

it has so many customization options and so many tweaks you could make to boost the speed.its way better than chrome.

And chrome dosent recognize my internet.hate it.


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#9
March 2, 2011 at 09:10:39

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#10
March 2, 2011 at 10:53:49
XpUer4Real

Can you explain the nags you refer to? I use FF almost exclusively and don't understand.


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#11
March 2, 2011 at 11:48:51
I've done this before.
1- When firefox is installing it asks if you want it to be the default browser, I click no.
2- It installs and I open it, VOILA...same message again and this time I have the option to say don't ask again.
3- Writing an e-mail you have to MANUALLY write in a link or it won't work ( it works automatically in IE)
4- Downloading something you always have that dumb box popping up, you don't have that in IE
5- You have to manually add add-ons to make FF work. IE already has them installed
6- After installing an addon you have to close and re-open the browser...not so in IE
Should I keep going?
Those are what I call nags

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#12
March 2, 2011 at 16:01:22
I could address each of your issues individually but I won't I will say that I do not have those same issues. Besides, most of what you mentioned are one time things. The email thing would be dependent on your email client, wouldn't it?

If you are happy with IE by all means indulge. That said, I feel just the opposite. saving links in IE is more cumbersome than FF. Just one example. To each their own.

I tried Chrome once and thought it really clunky. Probably due to my ignorance of the features.


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#13
March 2, 2011 at 17:17:59
Firefox here but mainly because i need some of the addons

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#14
March 4, 2011 at 10:28:23
For surfing, I use Chrome v9. For an all around best functioning browser, IE7 is my browser of choice. IE8 is more secure, but it's slower.I don't run as Administrator on my Windows system, so I figure I can take the risk, it it exists, by running IE7. I like Chrome too, but when it first came out - was pretty bad. It was juky, had font issues, video issues with flash & shockwave, didn't always work with scrolling on various laptop touchpads (very irritating). But Chrome v9 is MUCH better - 'tis FAST. I'll occasionally use Opera, rarely use FireFox, it's just clunky & slow to me, and FF users generally seem to be M$ haters too.

Nothing is bugless, but with browser performance, speed, load times, add ons, freezing, crashing, plug-ins etc., there so many variables w/ browsers that can make them work well, run poorly or fail & crash. Toolbars - why do ppl use browser
toolbars? I JUST don't understand, they're TOTALLY uneccessary IMHO. Then ya got Accelerators, AV & AV toolbars, Anti-Malware, Software Firewalls & SFWall toolbars (ick!), OS Security Agents, even simple Windows maintenance items like clearing your browser cache & HDD maintenance.

Then, there was an issue with SpyBot S&D and IE slowdowns with the SB S&D Immunization features...more info on that HERE

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#15
March 4, 2011 at 18:16:06
I started on IE, Firefox and now Chrome. At the start I didn't like Chrome but after using for awhile I deleted Firefox and only keep IE for microsoft IE dependent web pages or that too would be removed.
As mikeliq was saying Chrome does collect your browser data, but im sure they all do in some way. Knowledge is power and they all wan't power!!

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#16
March 7, 2011 at 10:25:50
"Chrome does collect your browser data, but im sure they all do in some way"

But are they all tied in with the NSA?


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#17
March 7, 2011 at 10:51:27
Hack in mick & see:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BH8X...

Just another stupid saying...


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#18
March 7, 2011 at 12:50:53
Both are excellent. IE is only a backup around here. But lately, I've returned to the browser I used to use, Opera. It's quirky, but very lovable.

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#19
March 8, 2011 at 06:10:02
I tried both, they are quite good but as the above poster says i too turned back to opera. I love it

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#20
March 12, 2011 at 23:09:17
I'd have to agree (as I almost always do) with OtheHill. Chrome seems a little clunky and too sparse to do much of anything useful (but of course, to each his own). Add-on's for FF make the web much more useful (AdBlock, DownThemAll, FireFTP, FlashCatch, etc.) and I'd have to choose Opera for a #2 browser. Since I've installed Win7 (Nov. 2009), I doubt that I've launched IE more than 5 times.

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#21
March 13, 2011 at 03:29:23
The only time I use IE at all other than when the updates are downloaded is when I am helping someone troubleshoot an issue with IE.

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#22
March 13, 2011 at 06:46:52
firefox is quite a dog to start up, IE opens much quicker, and gotta hate the FF updates, most time the addon box pops up and you have to click on the updates and ho-hum, have to restart firefox again, another nag. (maybe I just don't have it tuned up right???)

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#23
March 13, 2011 at 11:54:13
Google Chrome 10.0.x is out now....t'aint bad. Good just as surfin, D/L'ing, flash video browser. Files actually download faster in Chrome vs other browsers too. I still use IE7 (on XP) and IE8 on Vista and Vista II (Windows 7) as an all around browser that does everything pretty good.

Just another stupid saying...


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#24
March 21, 2011 at 17:40:24
Difficult question to answer because for starters how a browser performs can often depend on the software and hardware mix on your computer. It is also a matter of how you work and what features happen to appeal to you. Some folk like workhorses others like glitz and fun features. It's a bit like trying to explain why you prefer pop music or classical. At the end of the day you like what you like and trying to explain this is near impossible.

So often I see posts saying "get Firefox it's better than IE" (or vice versa). It's put as if it is "fact" but is really just personal preference, so it's "opinion". What some folk 'swear by' others 'swear at' - that's life.

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#25
March 21, 2011 at 17:45:39
PC GEEK, windows 7 isint a service pack to windows vista... only idiots think that

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#26
March 22, 2011 at 14:22:35
An idiot would think that linux...Windows 7 is Vista II (or version 2).

Well...back to topic...today for the first time ever, I switched my default browser from a Microsoft browser to Google Chrome. When it first came out it was pretty bad. v9 & v10 has been pretty good. Although, on some older laptops the scrolling functionality doesn't work with some Touchpad (on board mouse) hardware which is really irritating.

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#28
April 29, 2011 at 09:34:10
I like to use Firefox on my newer mac and chrome on my ancient laptop... They both are great browsers it's just Firefox is a lot more customizable because it has been around for longer. But chrome is super-fast!

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#29
April 30, 2011 at 09:00:32
Dix...try Opera too. It's pretty fast as well...

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#30
April 30, 2011 at 12:13:16
I found Orca browser much better than FF or Google chrome. Faster and more efficient.

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#31
April 30, 2011 at 12:37:24
Since Opera was mentioned, I down loaded and tried. Seems faster than Firefox and Chrome.

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#32
April 30, 2011 at 16:05:05
ORCA!? Hmmm...another browser to try.

I'll throw another browser name out here too for discussion - it's a stand alone mini browser called BROWZAR

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