What's Google Chrome like in comparison with Mozilla Firefox?

Genesis

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I'm curious. I'm completely loyal to Mozilla Firefox, and very cynical about Big Brother Google. I've always tried to resist Google where I can, but about a year ago gave in search engine wise, as Google is without a doubt the best search engine there is, probably for the very reason I am suspicious of Google, i.e. it mines every one's information like crazy.. I'm now wondering whether I should at least give Google Chrome a try. Is there any one who have had problems with Google Chrome, and what are some of the Google Chrome cons in your experience?
 

wifitoplist

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I would like to told you that in my country about 60% internet users use Google Chrome, because of its super fast speed, easy and reliable. It is much secure. I also use Chrome and also Firefox. But Just love Chrome....
 

Genesis

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I'll hold off for just a little while longer, but the issue of Mozilla Firefox crashing is still continuing. Good part of it however is that it can restore all the tabs I had open before they crashed, exactly as they were, including half-written posts before they have been uploaded. Now that part I admire greatly. :cool:
 

Genesis

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Sander k said:
I hate Google Chrome, I think that it spies on you for Google. :confused:
My thoughts EXACTLY!!!! That's why I've never used it before. I also recall when I was on a long holiday overseas last year, and then could not find the Security options in Google Chrome for deleting cookies and history upon exit, not to mention turning the option off for auto complete of passwords. I think I have to sit down and figure out how those options are done in Chrome, before I install it, and if it is as difficult to do as Facebook, then I'll probably have to find another browser. I tried Internet and Safari over the last few days, but they're just much too slow. Mind you, I don't have the last version of Safari. Should probably update it before I say anything more.

Mostly what worries me though is Google tying together all my e-mail addresses and connecting up all of my navigation dots. For its own gain of course.
 

Goku

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I like Google Chrome. I agree that Google's probably getting maximum mileage, but that's not a bad trade off for me for an excellent browser. I don't think one could beat Google if one tried very hard.
 

Sander k

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If you use Google Chrome, I bet you that they see the backlinks that you are building to your website(s)!
 

Genesis

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Absolutely. I did some research on Google Chrome last night, it's at my computer at home, will provide the link tonight. But I'm worried about Google's obsession with tracking. Apparently most browsers don't track as a default. Google has tracking enabled as a default and one can only change that after a cumbersome navigation through the Google Chrome Advanced Options. It then comes up with a message saying that disabling it will be to one's disadvantage.

Any way, one of the things I did with my Mozilla Firefox when it was crashing must have helped. I haven't had a crash in two days. Could be the evil cookies that one of the anti-spy software (recommended by Mozilla Firefox) isolated and got rid off for me, or the plug-ins I disabled. I'll turn on the plug-ins over the weekend to see which of the two are guilty.
 

wifitoplist

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I just want to tell about Google Chrome, that if there is any browser better in the world (except Internet explorer) thats Goooooooooogle Chrome...
 

LiveWire

New member
I don't know why many of you dislike Google Chrome.

No doubt Google Chrome is fastest web browser on the planet. Most of new users don't know that it provides you all tools and controls to clear/delete your browsing history, cache, passwords etc. Moreover you can sync all bookmarks and password to all devices using single google account.

I use only three browsers:
1. Google Chrome (90% of time)
2. Mozilla Firefox (8%)
3. Opera Mini (2%) on my Nokia Phone.
 

Genesis

Administrator
I use multiple browsers myself so I can see what the Website I'm designing looks like in other browsers. I have Safari to see what it looks like for Apple users, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. I probably should get Google Chrome too, and Livewire has just given me a good reason to install it. I.e., many people love it. So good to see what a Website looks like in Google Chrome as well. Think I'll start at home, since I'm thinking of changing computers at home any way. If Google Chrome irks me too much, it would be easy to remove the software (I hope any way). Will put Mozilla's two software solutions to work when I remove Chrome: SUPERAntiSpyware and Malware Bytes. :p
 

Genesis

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I'm in an Internet cafe and using Chrome for the first time. Choice here is IE or Chrome. So thought this would be a great opportunity to check out Chrome and its privacy settings. Must say there is a HUGE hike in efficiency from IE to Chrome. I'm also happy with the privacy settings. May change to Chrome when I get back home in a week's time.
 
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Elior

Guest
Firefox offers far more features than Google chrome. The only downside is that chrome loads much faster .

In addition, google has this very intolerable tool kit. You always get stuck looking on how to disable a feature .
 

Genesis

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Elior said:
You always get stuck looking on how to disable a feature .
You're right about that. This holiday when I was in an Internet Cafe in Vancouver, Canada, I had the opportunity to work with Google Chrome. Part I dislike is that "yes" I can turn all of those things off, and easier than I had thought, however, only way I can save those is if I log into Google Chrome every time I use the browser. I can see myself caving in one day however eventually. It is as fast as people say it is.
 

Genesis

Administrator
Can't agree with you more mailbox. Wonder why Microsoft is so lousy with Internet Explorer? I'd have thought they'd have caught up with Chrome a long time ago, unless they have a deliberate strategy with it? :unknown: