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Chrome is now my new browser.

Post by Heroine of the Dragon » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:14 pm

Farewell to the orange fox... it kept eating all my laptop resources and one crash too many...

What's your opinion of Chrome? :D
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Re: Chrome is now my new browser.

Post by I am nobody » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:27 pm

FF and Chrome are pretty much even in terms of experience for me. But I only use Chrome for Google services because, in addition to the amount of data Gmail (half my email) and Youtube provide on their own, they also made my phone's OS and operate my cell and TV plans. Cutting Chrome was a pretty painless way of at least denying them my web and search history.

There's not a lot separating them besides boot time (Chrome) and developer options (FF - fight me) if you don't care about data vampires, though.

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Post by New! Tazy Ten » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:52 pm

I just use Opera.

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Post by Shane » Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:03 pm

I have used Chrome for years. I would rather use something else.
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Post by Red » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:32 pm

I moved to Firefox a few years ago when my Chrome had a meltdown.

It's been long enough that I don't actually remember what was going wrong, but it was bad enough that I did two fresh installs before giving up. I've never really had a reason to go back, and seeing how much they like changing things that used to work perfectly fine with Youtube does not give me confidence in Google's services.

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Re: Chrome is now my new browser.

Post by Turrican » Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:43 am

I use Srware Iron https://www.srware.net/en/software_srware_iron.php which is Chrome modified : the same but does not spy you and I try to be careful with private data, web history etc. I also use alternatives to Google whenever I can but I have to admit that they are not that good (Duckgo, Qwant...)

Iron is compatible with addons but I guess they also spy you... Nevertheless it works fine and it's quick. The only downside being that it does not update itself currently.

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Post by Valigarmander » Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:03 am

I use Firefox currently. I used Chrome previously, though I can't remember why I decided to switch.

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Post by steeze » Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:44 pm

I use chrome as well. Stopped by mothers house recently and saw her on internet explorer. Her homepage was MSN.com. Pretty scary stuff.

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Post by Shane » Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:08 pm

I still use IE all the time because that is the default browser where I work. They installed Chrome as well, but I never use it. I randomly use IE at home but sparingly. My homepage was MSN as well until recently because that's what ASUS made it, and I was too lazy to change it. Edge is my default browser, but I haven't really tried it because there aren't very many extensions.
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Post by steeze » Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:03 pm

I use Edge on my Xbox. Mostly to just stream movies off afdah and solarmovie though. It beats renting or torrenting them onto my computer. She has an ASUS as well. Probably why.

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Post by ScottyMcGee » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:38 am

I saw a thing recently about the most popular web browser and I was surprised by how many people used Chrome around the entire world. I thought people always complained about giving more power to the big man like Google. I've used FF all the time and will keep using it.

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Post by Shane » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:12 pm

I tried switching to Firefox, but it doesn't seem to like Flash, although I guess in a year or so that becomes moot. I think I'll try out Opera.
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Post by Apollo the Just » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:38 pm

havent had glaring issues with firefox so im keepin with it for now. i think i tried chrome at one point and for some reason came back to FF. don't remember why but hey if it works it works

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Re: Chrome is now my new browser.

Post by Calamity Panfan » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:49 am

i've used chrome since it came out and everything else feels weird

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Post by VG_Addict » Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:09 pm

Chrome is the best.

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Re: Chrome is now my new browser.

Post by DavidHamilton » Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:04 am

Really Google has done a great job by making chrome.

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Re: Chrome is now my new browser.

Post by е и ժ е я » Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:35 am

Google only made Chrome in the sense of the spyware and the brand name attached to it. It's made based on webkit like most other modern browsers, which was originated by the KDE linux team, and has since been forked and worked on by many others. There are tons of webkit browsers which work just as well, although if you care about stability then I would recommend Konqueror, which is the primary browser based on KDE's KHTML. Apple forked Webkit from KHTML and they then proceeded to piss off the KDE team by submitting tons of incorrectly documented changes to the codebase early on, as is the way with most commercial developers.

One of the reasons why Webkit browsers work better than others is because they're an expected majority. They are prioritised and in some cases, IIRC, it's been proven that Google intentionally makes their sites run worse on others like Firefox.
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Re: Chrome is now my new browser.

Post by е и ժ е я » Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:36 am

If anyone else actually cares about this aside from consumer loyalty my-team-is-better-than-yours chest thumping, have a read:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WebKit
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Post by е и ժ е я » Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:50 am

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