General Chat Thread, Latest Firefox is the bees-knees :) in General; I switched to Chrome last year from Firefox as I found Firefox too memory hungry and slow.
Today (following some ...
16th March 2013, 11:44 PM #1
Latest Firefox is the bees-knees :)
I switched to Chrome last year from Firefox as I found Firefox too memory hungry and slow.
Today (following some advice) I downloaded latest FF and switched back
Actually WOW :-)
Makes Chrome seem Neanderthal when it comes to mem usage and speed
PS I'm on XP - maybe not so noticeable on 7 but great for me!
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18th March 2013, 11:14 AM #2
We have Firefox vs Chrome debates between us in the office - I've used Firefox for 11 years or so now and have never switched, even through the dark v4 etc days. My colleague loves Chrome. To be honest, Chrome hits more of the standards for html5, but I just like the way FF feels. Each to their own.
18th March 2013, 02:01 PM #3
Just switched to Chrome at work a few minutes ago...from Safari for Windows. >.>
I picked it for the built-in Flash engine as it doesn't work properly in IE on the network.
18th March 2013, 02:09 PM #4
I use IE, Firefox, Chrome and Safari equally at work...got to love quality testing downloads all day!
18th March 2013, 02:10 PM #5
Chrome for me for web browsing but FF for web development as I can't be without Firebug for any length of time
18th March 2013, 02:21 PM #6
I am too used to the way Firefox works to ever switch. I've been using it since 0.7, I think, when it was called Phoenix (then called Firebird, then Firefox) and I have exactingly specific expectations for my tab behaviour, and it takes me ages to get it all set up every time I reformat - genuinely weeks of a niggling sense of something not being quite right.
Chrome seems nice an' all, better than IE, and I really should use it now I have a Nexus 4, but... it's just not quite right.
The biggest shame is that Opera resigned themselves to obscurity in the early days by charging (£30, was it?), as various versions of Opera have, at times, been massively better than anything else out there - gestures, speed, tab organisation...
18th March 2013, 02:32 PM #7
You do know Safari was unsupported by apple and could have been affected by the bigger holes found in Safari after apple gave up on windows.
Originally Posted by CAM
I use chrome mostly as I gave up on FF years ago but I do have all the browsers installed for testing.
FF does seem considerably faster now especially launching which was slow if you had Firebug etc installed. The UI is pretty ugly though and the default skin needs improvement although you can switch skins at least.
Last edited by ZeroHour; 18th March 2013 at 02:35 PM.
18th March 2013, 02:40 PM #8
I know, hence why I switched! It just took a while, at least the site logs should have one less S4W user pinging it and cut down on head-shaped impressions in the admin's desks.
18th March 2013, 02:54 PM #9
Have Chrome/FF/IE but stick to Chrome after years of swearing by FF. Noooooo going back now.
18th March 2013, 03:19 PM #10
Switched to Chrome after Shaun gave ma a Chinese burn for using FF a couple of years back. TBH, FF had got bloaty, buggy and slow, but I had been using it since it's early days. I may have to go back and give it another chance.
18th March 2013, 04:04 PM #11
I switched back to Firefox last week.
I have no idea why, but Chrome had about 170 processes running. So that got uninstalled and Firefox got updated. I must say, it's sleek, smooth and fast at the moment.
I got so used to using Chrome's Omnibar that I can't live without it now, and Firefox's URL bar seems to be able to do it too (to a certain extent) so I'm happy.
18th March 2013, 04:45 PM #12
As I remember it, Opera was always free but it used to display adverts at the top, unless you paid them for it. Of course, if you knew what you were doing, you could suppress the adverts without paying. I knew how to do this but paid up in any case; if I'm going to use anything, I'll pay for it. I've been using Opera since 1998 and I'll stick with it.
Originally Posted by sonofsanta
Of course, I have lots of other browsers on my systems; Amaya, Chrome, Dillo, Firefox, Lynx and SeaMonkey and Lynx on all boxes, Konqueror and Galeon on Linux and IE and Safari on Windows. If you're a web developer, the more browsers you have the better. The differences in the engines can be surprising at times.
18th March 2013, 09:29 PM #13
18th March 2013, 09:54 PM #14
Wait until you try IE 10! It is super fast on Windows 8.
Originally Posted by SimpleSi
Originally Posted by SimpleSi
Chrome is still slightly quicker than Firefox for me, although I agree that it sure likes eating RAM (which is by design btw).
Originally Posted by rolfea
18th March 2013, 10:23 PM #15
Mac : Safari, Camino and FF ... depends on what I am doing.
Windows : FF and IE ...
I only use Chrome when I need to test something.
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