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7 Reasons Why I Have NOT Switched To Google Chrome From Firefox

Oct 14, 2009, 12:02 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Aaron Toponce)

"First, Andrew mentions that Google Chrome has a “much faster loading timeâ€. I have Google Chrome installed on both my work laptop running Windows XP and two of my GNU/Linux machines, one running Ubuntu 9.04, the other running Debian Sid. In all three cases, Google Chrome does launch from cold boot noticeably faster than Firefox, but the daily web browsing is not so noticeable. Unless I’m benchmarking the two browsers side-by-side, which is really only good for showing benchmarks, I don’t see any recognizable differences in speed when rendering HTML, CSS or JavaScript. I’ve used both Chrome and Firefox with Gmail, Google Wave, and many, many other processor-intensive sites, and I see no such conclusion that Chrome has a “much faster loading time†versus Firefox, who is making the web a slow experience.

"Second, he addresses that Chrome doesn’t crash. Funny you say that. I’ve had both the stable version running on Windows XP and the unstable version running on GNU/Linux tank very recently. It only happened once, in both operating systems, and I have not been able to reproduce it, but it wasn’t just a tab failure. The whole browser went south. I honestly don’t even know what happened, but I do know what I was doing, and what was lost, but I’ll address that in a second."

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