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#1 Joe

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 02:41 PM

Which one and why?

#2 PseudoSABR

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 02:44 PM

Chrome loads faster for me on most sites and uses less memory. It also seems less invasive to me.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 03:42 PM

Chrome seems faster to open and load. I also like how I can type, for instance, r, enter, and it goes to reader.google.com. I really only have a handful of sites I visit so all it needs is the first letter or two and it's instantly loading popular URLs.

#4 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:21 PM

Chrome loads faster for me on most sites and uses less memory. It also seems less invasive to me.


Actually, Chrome is pretty invasive. With that said, I don't care about invasiveness much. It's really overblown. So what if Google targets ads to you more accurately? Hell, that's a good thing, IMO.

Both browsers are good. I use Chrome because it's a little faster, uses a bit less memory, and its UI is preferable to FF (though FF basically uses the same UI with its newer versions).

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:32 PM

Chrome sucks a dick. Not really, I'm just pissed about it. It is noticeably faster and I love the apps and such. I feel like FF has better ad-ons and ability to customize. Also, Chrome not having Adobe's convert to PDF really kills it for me. I constantly have to convert web pages and print them for work because I work with on-line databases through another company. Converting to PDF allows me to save/print for proof on my timecards. Working in wind is weird. Anyway, Chrome can't do it for some reason. Also, Chrome has this weird bug on my computer that when I sign in to facebook it likes and follows a bunch of weird ****. It is only on Chrome and it happened on both my laptops. I can't explain it. Changed my password like 5 times and it still happens so I don't use Chrome anymore. Also, the drop down bar with FF I use constantly.
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#6 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 07:38 AM

Also, Chrome not having Adobe's convert to PDF really kills it for me. I constantly have to convert web pages and print them for work because I work with on-line databases through another company.


There will always be small advantages to one or the other. Most never convert to PDF. On the other hand, I use Chrome's Inspect Element all day, every day to look at page code. Firefox requires a plug-in that isn't nearly as good as what Chrome has out of the box. It's important to me but 99% of people don't care.

#7 gunnarthor

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 11:52 AM

What, no votes for IE?

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 12:51 PM

Ice Dragon all the way.

#9 luke829

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 04:40 PM

Having used both Chrome and Firefox myself, I preferred Firefox. While not the fastest, all of the extra add-ons were pretty neat (such as the "No-Script" function)
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 05:23 PM

Chrome is nice, but I don't like how Google does things.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 01:45 AM

I don't like how Google does things.

Oh. Explain, you opaque huckster.

#12 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:19 AM

Oh. Explain, you opaque huckster.


Google's entire corporate mission is to use you, your preferences, and your habits and turn you into an ad revenue generating machine for the company. From Android to Google Docs to Gmail to Search, this is their sole mission.

That doesn't really bother me. The better ads are targeted to me, the less I will be annoyed by them. But I can see how that strategy bothers other people.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 09:16 AM

That, and they obnoxiously leave behind their updater service even after uninstalling their software. It's a slimy practice and it pisses me off.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 10:51 AM

Google's entire corporate mission is to use you, your preferences, and your habits and turn you into an ad revenue generating machine for the company. From Android to Google Docs to Gmail to Search, this is their sole mission.

That doesn't really bother me. The better ads are targeted to me, the less I will be annoyed by them. But I can see how that strategy bothers other people.


Yeah, I really don't need ads targeted specifically for me. My shoe addiction is hard enough without getting hit by shoe ads from every place on the planet.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 06:57 PM

The irritating thing is I have Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome on my work computer because I have to use all three for different functions. If only someone could invent a browser that worked with everything!

#16 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 10:04 AM

The irritating thing is I have Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome on my work computer because I have to use all three for different functions. If only someone could invent a browser that worked with everything!


In 2013, that's Chrome. Every web dev I know starts building for Chrome and then checks compatibility with IE/FF afterward.

You're probably working with older software that hasn't been updated for awhile. There isn't a good reason for software not to run on Chrome nowadays, really.

#17 Joe

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 05:21 PM

In 2013, that's Chrome. Every web dev I know starts building for Chrome and then checks compatibility with IE/FF afterward.

You're probably working with older software that hasn't been updated for awhile. There isn't a good reason for software not to run on Chrome nowadays, really.


Microsoft's Remote Web Connection doesn't work with Chrome or Firefox, or Mac users for that matter. I use that program for a lot of things.