Is it just me or is Google chrome faster?

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than Firefox. Firefox seems to just freeze. I get the auto updates so I have the latest Firefox. I put in same url in both and chrome comes back much faster. I hate to give up all the adons at Firefox though. Anyone else have similar results?
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ellis
    Actually, from the benchmark testing I've read, Chrome is the fastest of the other top 2 browsers (Firefox and IE).

    I use Chrome and like it, but Firefox is my browser of choice nowadays. The add-ons are a real time saver.
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  • Profile picture of the author Anup Mahajan
    Yeah Chrome is definitely faster but my vote goes with Firefox as well.. When I started using Firefox few years back, it was somewhat difficult to switch from IE to FF but now I can't browse the internet without it. And as Michael said, there are some great plugins available for FF

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  • Profile picture of the author Ben Roy
    Chrome is definitely faster overall, probably because it's fairly barebones. I know tons of people are hooked on FF, but I mostly use Chrome nowadays because it doesn't get in my way and it does exactly what I need most of the time: show me a webpage.
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  • Profile picture of the author MacS09
    I just installed Chrome again after upgrading to Windows 7 (on XP, it froze Outlook for some weird reason). It's definitely much faster than Firefox and IE8.

    I still use FF for all the above mentioned reasons (easy of use etc), which ultimately makes it faster for me to get work done even with slightly slower loading times. I keep all of them on my desktop, though, which allows me to check how my new web pages appear in them. Some interesting differences, to say the least :rolleyes:
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    • Profile picture of the author Eric Boo
      Chrome definitely does feel faster, and more responsive.

      Firefox for me often locks up for brief periods, and I think it's due to Firebug, which I need for work.
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      • Profile picture of the author rosetrees
        I've been using Chrome since it first came out. I use FF if I need it for an add-on.
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  • Profile picture of the author JonMills
    I find chrome faster but use firefox more
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  • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
    Originally Posted by kyhawk2 View Post

    I hate to give up all the adons at Firefox though. Anyone else have similar results?
    It's the plugin architecture of both IE and Firefox that makes them so much slower. If you could bypass all the checks of whether a plugin was installed and running, they'd be just as fast.

    So you get to decide what's more important: speed or flexibility.

    Personally, I find Firefox to be a LOT more of a memory hog, so I stick with IE. I had a little trouble with some sites not liking Chrome and refusing to run some required javascript, but other than that, Chrome was just fine.
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  • Profile picture of the author russblanc
    I also use Firefox. Havent played around with Chrome too much, but speed is what I want - so I may have to start using it. Firefox does have some great plugins..
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  • Profile picture of the author JEL0221
    Originally Posted by kyhawk2 View Post

    than Firefox. Firefox seems to just freeze. I get the auto updates so I have the latest Firefox. I put in same url in both and chrome comes back much faster. I hate to give up all the adons at Firefox though. Anyone else have similar results?
    I have found google chrome to be WAY faster than firefox(which is what I used to use).

    I son't use any add-ons or anything like that in my browser though, as I have seen many others do.
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  • Profile picture of the author rockstar99
    Firefox is still better for developers. Once Chrome can offer handy add-ons like Firefox i may make the switch.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kishor Karsan
    I use Firefox on my W7 and that freezes most time, on my MAC Safari is good for me

    chrome is fast but not so good with some plugins.....
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  • Profile picture of the author AverageGuy
    the fastest browser is Opera.

    david
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  • Profile picture of the author Loren Woirhaye
    I've used Chrome, Opera, FF, IE, and a few others.

    The one I use most is Seamonkey. For what it does,
    I've found it fast and efficient.

    Chrome is invasive. It installs a bunch of crap in your
    computer that is hard to remove. I think it's a security
    thing. Chrome wants to play "alpha dog" so it fouled
    me up when I wanted to use other browsers. It is
    definitely fast though - about a fast as Opera in my
    user experience.

    Seamonkey is a little slower but very similar to Firefox
    and has integrated email client I use all the time. It's
    far less of a resource hog than FF and Thunderbird
    running together.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tomwood
    I use Chrome a lot and also Firefox occasion ally Chrome is defiantly fast
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  • Profile picture of the author thescribe
    I am hooked on all the cool add-ons that Firefox offers. So, although Google Chrome may be faster, I am sticking primarily with Firefox for now...
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  • Profile picture of the author Arun Pal Singh
    Chrome is definitely faster. Firefox, after recent upgrades has quite a few unpleasing issues including frequent hanging and crashes.

    But I am still using it because it allows a lot of activities other than browsing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Online Bliss
    Please no more Browsers. I have to test my scripts on
    IE8 and foxfire as it is and there is always something not
    completely compatable. Maybe I am just a bad coder.
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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Brock
      it's insane how much ram firefox can use up. i have seen some old minimized windows use upwards of 800MB of RAM. For insane for a web browser.

      Also keep in mind, do you have many plugins installed on your Chrome?

      I bet if you had the same plugins installed there wouldnt be much difference.
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  • Profile picture of the author Karomesis
    chrome is about 10x faster than either FF or IE for me. It only crashes about 1 time a week or so so it's well worth the time it saves me on research and my online marketing initiatives.
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  • Profile picture of the author whawk57
    Don't forget that the Chrome uses Google's proxy and cache servers. That's why it's faster with no plugins and hardly any features.So all your data passes through Google. What is Google's benefit for spending millions on researching and producing this browser for free?
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  • Profile picture of the author rickybuitrago
    firefox works faster for me
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  • Profile picture of the author Shoaib
    Yup, Chrome is faster. Probably because it's pretty barebones as some mentioned already.
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  • Profile picture of the author Emmanuel ED
    Google Chrome is the Fastest Browser I've ever Used but lacks a lot of the Features I require so I have to stick to firefox. Safari is another fast browser, though I don't think it's faster than Google Chrome.
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  • Profile picture of the author gazza217
    I have tried Chrome and yes it is faster but I am sticking to Firefox for now as I find the add ons a real help
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  • Profile picture of the author rctelles
    Isnt google working on an operating system? I also think chrome reports back to google. Havent read the "relationship with google" agreement you agree to when downloading chrome.
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  • Profile picture of the author opportunites
    I will give a check.
    I already have IE and Firefox...

    But I will give it a try!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jacer
    Yes, it seems faster. Starting using Chrome in December and have never looked back.
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