Chrome v Firefox - What's Your Take?

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Hi Guys

Ive been reading a few posts regarding hassles with Firefox, thought it was just me, but I feel it's not.
Is Google Chrome really better than FF, let me know your feelings, as I may change over.

Thanks


kevin
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  • Profile picture of the author ChadOath
    Chrome is a better and faster standalone browser to me. But Firefox has all of the add-ons that I can't live without. So I usually use Firefox.
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  • Profile picture of the author JeremiahSay
    Yes.. I've switched over to chrome last year and was really happy with it.. A lot faster IMO!.

    Jeremiah
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  • Profile picture of the author magiclouie
    I use these browsers to check the output of my site: Firefox, Opera, Internet Explorer, Safari, Maxthon, and Google Chrome.

    Among these browsers, Chrome is on the lead for me.
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    • Profile picture of the author value added
      I use Firefox all the time as I have a lot of addons I need every day (seo4firefox, rank checker ...).
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    Chrome is faster and safer for me.
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    Firefox... love the add ons
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  • Profile picture of the author UMS
    Why not just try Chrome and see if you like it.

    I use FF, Safari, Chrome and sometimes IE.

    I use FF as my primary browser mostly due to the plugins I use. I use chrome when I want a good clean, fast interface.
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  • Profile picture of the author StevenJones
    FireFox, for the plugins. Plus it's made by people like you and me, a community. It's the Linux of Internet Browsers. FireFox is probably the most stable browser I have ever used and keep using for many years.
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    • Profile picture of the author simplybeastz
      Originally Posted by StevenJones View Post

      FireFox, for the plugins. Plus it's made by people like you and me, a community. It's the Linux of Internet Browsers. FireFox is probably the most stable browser I have ever used and keep using for many years.
      Chrome is open-source too.
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      • Profile picture of the author StevenJones
        Originally Posted by simplybeastz View Post

        Chrome is open-source too.
        Really? Under a big brand called Google.. I don't use them since I don't trust Google (privacy)
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  • Profile picture of the author sonicadam123
    I used Firefox since version 2, but ever since 3.5 was released it seems to have gone down hill, I've switched to chrome now and it's faster and I have less problems
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  • Profile picture of the author chenkev
    I've used Chrome since it first came out - love it! And you can still use addons like SEOQuake with chrome.
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    • Profile picture of the author Holmstrom
      Originally Posted by chenkev View Post

      I've used Chrome since it first came out - love it! And you can still use addons like SEOQuake with chrome.
      Ha haa! Every day learning something new! SEOQuake, have to grab it.
      Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author RySpencer
    I found that Firefox was getting to heavy and slow to react. I am know strictly using Chrome.
    I find the feel of it more "ergonomic"
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  • Profile picture of the author Eric Seiler
    Since I do a lot of web design, I pretty much have to run all the major browsers from time to time, but Firefox tends to be more useful for my specific purposes (I still can't away from Firebug amongst other plugins, even though Chrome's built in inspector is okay).

    Strictly for casual use, Chrome IS faster on most websites.
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  • Profile picture of the author GeraldNitram
    I use Firefox for the add-ons. I use Chrome for the sole reason that it has its own Task Manager than can kill the tabs that are making things slow. I look at Chrome as some sort of a mini-OS, which is pretty cool, in my opinion.
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  • Profile picture of the author christmichel12
    FireFox, Web standards such as HTML5, SMIL, canvas and XHR have improved support in Firefox 5. The browser also has a web based building environment called Firefox Add-On Builder which is a very attractive feature for the development crowd. Currently, Firefox 5 has the top support of open web standards.
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    • Profile picture of the author Eric Seiler
      Originally Posted by christmichel12 View Post

      FireFox, Web standards such as HTML5, SMIL, canvas and XHR have improved support in Firefox 5. The browser also has a web based building environment called Firefox Add-On Builder which is a very attractive feature for the development crowd. Currently, Firefox 5 has the top support of open web standards.
      Or version 11. It will probably be version 12 by the end of today. At some point I am going to stop counting.
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  • Profile picture of the author Trevor M
    Same as most other people on this thread I stick with firefox simply for the add-ons it has.

    I did switch to Chrome for a while about 2 months ago... but gradually started missing the firefox add ons more and more and switched back.

    I will admit I found Chrome to be much quicker though!
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  • Profile picture of the author NXmarketeer
    Chrome is THE browser! Nothing else exists. then safari then IE then firefox.

    the latest updates of FF made it crashy, laggy and other bad words i don't want to say!
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    • Profile picture of the author Eric Seiler
      Originally Posted by NXmarketeer View Post

      Chrome is THE browser! Nothing else exists. then safari then IE then firefox.

      the latest updates of FF made it crashy, laggy and other bad words i don't want to say!
      It is this rapid release schedule they are on. The benefit is that they are rapidly implementing new features, the drawback is that they are also breaking a lot of stuff and it is hard for plugin developers to keep pace.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ich
    As many warriors have already said I use FF because of the plugins (mostly seo ones) and Chrome because of the fast and clean work.
    The modern trend is the following: Chrome gets the plugins we love FF for and FF tries to become faster.
    As for me Chrome is winning the battle as it develops faster.
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  • Profile picture of the author Farish
    Chrome is a memory hog still. The nice thing about what Chrome did is it pushed Microsoft, Apple, and Firefox to make better products. Internet Explorer 10 in windows 8 is a great browsing experience. Firefox use to be the king of memory leakage and bloating (Chrome gets that title for now), Firefox has a more "Chrome Like" experience.

    People tend to forget that one of Chrome's main purposes was to help push the idea that everything you use can be done so through you web browser. The extensions, the chrome app store, etc was laying the foundation down for current chromebooks and maybe some form of chrome desktop operating system.

    I switched over to Chrome because of the sync feature it offered before Firefox did. It allowed me from PC to PC and not miss a beat in my bookmarks, passwords, etc.

    The big problem now is when you are using Chrome you are more likely to sell your privacy to google if you use their integrated features. I was floored when I found out google had over 2 years of browsing history in their system and searched my other google accounts to clear it all.

    You all might want to check it out for yourselves.

    Go to www.google.com/history and see what they have collected from you.
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    • Profile picture of the author warfore
      I use Chrome more now than FF. I miss some of the add-ons in FF but many of the more prominent add-ons are slowly coming on line in Chrome (although not as powerful as in FF).
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    I use Firefox. I think it is great and fast. I have no issues so far with Firefox.
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  • I haven't had any major issues with Firefox. I do have Chrome installed and it is a pretty decent browser. But I just fell in love with Firefox the first time I used it, it was just so much better than Internet Explorer.

    Firefox FTW.
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  • Profile picture of the author THE Mask
    Originally Posted by canada94 View Post

    Hi Guys

    Ive been reading a few posts regarding hassles with Firefox, thought it was just me, but I feel it's not.
    Is Google Chrome really better than FF, let me know your feelings, as I may change over.

    Thanks


    kevin
    I tried both
    chrome is faster but crashes sometimes.
    firefox is a bit slow.
    i suggest chrome
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  • Profile picture of the author Quentin
    You need both if you are truly into Online marketing.

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  • Profile picture of the author WebPen
    I swear that FireFox has it out for me.

    I've had 3 computers over the last 9 years, and on EVERY one FireFox misbehaves.

    Screw em- Chrome rocks!
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  • Profile picture of the author canada94
    WOW! Only nipped out for an hour.lol
    Thanks for all your great comments, I think I will try Chrome out and run it alongside FF.

    Thanks again


    Kevin
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    I use Chrome because it doesn't crash and now has all the plugins I would want on Firefox
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesrich1
    I might have to take a look at Chrome. I have used Firefox and Safari the whole way. Never had any problems.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sillysoft
    As a developer I have to use them all, IE/FF/Chrome/Safari/Opera, however FF is the main browser I use due to the plugins like Firebug. Though FF is a resource hog, in normal use it eats up around 300-500 megs of memory, with heavy use in development it has taken over a gig of memory. Then their new update, FF 11, broke a few things including TinyMCE.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bisturi
    What do you guys think of using Google Chrome and the possibility of giving hints to Google as to what you are doing online? Is there any grounds for worry here?

    I have been reading on how having your Gmail account opened while browsing can allow Google to see what you are doing so as to use it for "advertising" but I don't know how relevant that can be to IM'ers or even if that is true. Anyone? Oh, and I love Chrome, the fastest one of the whole lot.
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    • Profile picture of the author Eric Seiler
      Originally Posted by Bisturi View Post

      What do you guys think of using Google Chrome and the possibility of giving hints to Google as to what you are doing online? Is there any grounds for worry here?

      I have been reading on how having your Gmail account opened while browsing can allow Google to see what you are doing so as to use it for "advertising" but I don't know how relevant that can be to IM'ers or even if that is true. Anyone? Oh, and I love Chrome, the fastest one of the whole lot.

      Google is tracking you in so many other ways it hardly matters if you use their browser or not.
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  • Profile picture of the author janeiro82
    Firefox!

    You wanna give data to google? As internet marketers you should know it best
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  • Profile picture of the author Justin W
    Yeah I use both. Firefox for the plugins.
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    FF since i need the add ons, but chrome is great too, like how opera was; fast and works fine
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  • Profile picture of the author sandhi
    i use both..Chrome & Firefox..
    Chrome with it faster and Firefox with it add ons,,but if you're internet marketers you need more then both..
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  • Profile picture of the author Sillysoft
    You think Firefox doesn't track you?
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    • Profile picture of the author Farish
      Originally Posted by Sillysoft View Post

      You think Firefox doesn't track you?
      Firefox is not a search engine company that relies on your search behavior in order to make money. The foundation does not sell your information to gain funds. Their primary source of income comes from Google being their default search engine. That is 300 million a year now. It is all Google, in one way or another.

      In fact if you do some research you will find out that the Mozilla Foundation were the ones who invented and tried to push the do not track cookie.
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      • Profile picture of the author Sillysoft
        Originally Posted by Farish View Post

        Firefox is not a search engine company that relies on your search behavior in order to make money. The foundation does not sell your information to gain funds. Their primary source of income comes from Google being their default search engine. That is 300 million a year now. It is all Google, in one way or another.

        In fact if you do some research you will find out that the Mozilla Foundation were the ones who invented and tried to push the do not track cookie.
        Do you have to be a search engine to track people? Firefox doesnt have to sell any info to benefit from the info they would track from you browsing the internet.
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        • Profile picture of the author Farish
          Originally Posted by Sillysoft View Post

          Do you have to be a search engine to track people? Firefox doesnt have to sell any info to benefit from the info they would track from you browsing the internet.
          They do not track you.

          It is addon makers and websites that track you. In fact they offered this feature for a while but it is up to websites to honor it.

          How do I turn on the Do-not-track feature? | How to | Firefox Help
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          • Profile picture of the author Sillysoft
            Originally Posted by Farish View Post

            They do not track you.

            It is addon makers and websites that track you. In fact they offered this feature for a while but it is up to websites to honor it.

            How do I turn on the Do-not-track feature? | How to | Firefox Help
            Well we will just have to agree to disagree. Chrome offers the same thing, do they track you? Yep. Firefox has huge contract with Google, just put 2 and 2 together. But Im not going to continue to argue this, if you want to believe Firefox doesnt track you in some manner then thats fine.
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    Chrome all the way
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  • Profile picture of the author anja98
    I used both. FF and Chrome. I'm still more used to FF and sometimes I switched to Chrome for the speed.
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    For me, neither...Safari all the way :-)
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    Yup chrome seems faster than firefox....FF suddenly hungs up or freezes not the case with chrome.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sillysoft
    BTW Chrome also has a built in feature for "private browsing"
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    I vote for firefox for the add-ons, but chrome for a few things "google".
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  • Profile picture of the author KenshinX
    I used Chrome for the fast speed and FF for all the useful add-on.
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  • Profile picture of the author DelSyllables
    Chrome is more popular nowadays but Firefox still has more useful add ons. I would make use of the two to complement each other
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    I am with firefox, as it has so many useful plugins which i dont get on chrome.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adie
    Chrome is faster but firefox has a lot of features that I can utilize to expedite what I am doing...
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  • Profile picture of the author curationsoft
    I use both browser, they have different functionality that are really helpful to users.
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  • Profile picture of the author FitMarketer
    100% Chrome lover here! I love the translate feature and the built in spell check


    I do love Mozilla for editing threads on forums though save a lot of time and hassle
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    You can use Firefox for the adds-on, and Chrome for speed.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ben Gordon
    Chrome is better as a standalone browser for speed, simplicity and security. However Firefox has some excellent plugins available in its marketplace. Usually I use Chrome, however when I'm doing tasks that require specific Firefox plugins then I use Firefox.
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    • Profile picture of the author vicdd
      Faithful to good old Fox
      I'm using Chrome sometimes when I get delays in Nameservers' refreshing, but it just seems odd. Guess I just don't like change.
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    For me, running a Mac I find Chrome to be a lot quicker, stabler and all around easier to use. I also like the wide array of plugins/extensions for chrome.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joel Young
    No time to read all the replies here, but all I know is that both browsers have their share of negatives and positives. The main thing is whether the negatives outweigh the tolerance of the user when it comes to what he/she needs it for. For me, I use Chrome, Firefox, IE, Opera and even SeaMonkey - all for different reasons, because each one gives me certain features or benefits that I need for different things.

    For those reasons, years ago I stopped trying to figure which browser is better. There is no such thing. It all depends on the needs of the user.
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  • Profile picture of the author TimothyTorrents
    I prefer Chrome.

    Another great thing about Chrome is that each tab opens a separate process so if one tab crashes, the whole program won't crash.
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  • Profile picture of the author ronrule
    I really want to like Chrome. Been using it as my desktop browser for years, and it's still my favorite on Windows 7.

    On Windows 8 with a touch interface... not so much. I avoid Chrome like the plague, I've actually reverted back to Internet Explorer when using Windows 8. Chrome's touch interface is horrible, and the tabs and icons can't be enlarged to work with fingers. I hope they fix this with a new version soon.
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  • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
    Chrom(ium) just because it feels a little cleaner. But it gives me 80-100% CPU spikes on one of my older laptops.
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  • Firefox due to all fantastic add-ons, even though Chrome seems a bit faster to load heavy sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author spa3212
    chrome is giving tough competition to Firefox but still Firefox is one step ahead but chrome is much faster as compared to firefox
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