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Firefox vs. Chrome

Postby Shevarash » Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:40 pm

Well? I vote FF, with lots of add-ons that give it Chrome's best features.
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Re: Firefox vs. Chrome

Postby Sarvis » Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:14 pm

Chrome, then Opera then Firefox.

Sorry, just never liked Firefox... not sure what add-ins can give you a faster rendering engine either. :P
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Re: Firefox vs. Chrome

Postby Vaprak » Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:25 pm

Why is Lynx not an option in this poll? Booo!
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Re: Firefox vs. Chrome

Postby Shevarash » Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:56 pm

Lynx is clearly superior to all.

You're right Sarvis, Chrome is definitely faster and no add-in can supply that. Luckily, FF 3.1 ties or beats Chrome in most tests, and it's still a beta...so I'm not worried about that for now. Also, FF blocks a crap-ton of ads and flash junk with various add-ins, which DOES make many pages render faster.

Don't get me wrong, I love Chrome and considered switching altogether, but there's just too many things I'd miss. I can't stand the unified URL/search bar for one - sometimes I want to search Wiki or Amazon, not Google.
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Re: Firefox vs. Chrome

Postby Ruxur » Mon Oct 06, 2008 8:14 pm

the only thing I do not like about chrome is the way it handles RSS links.
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Re: Firefox vs. Chrome

Postby Sarvis » Mon Oct 06, 2008 8:29 pm

Shevarash wrote: I can't stand the unified URL/search bar for one - sometimes I want to search Wiki or Amazon, not Google.


Pretty sure you can configure that so you type a letter to represent whatever you want to search with. Google is just the default. On the Basic options tab, just click "Manage" and you can set anything you want in there with a single letter for the keyword. (The defaults are the entire search engine domain for some reason which is a little silly...)

I don't like the tab order not saving, and a few other minor features from Opera but I haven't really looked back.
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Re: Firefox vs. Chrome

Postby Gormal » Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:20 pm

I use IE6 for the same reason I still play Toril.
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Re: Firefox vs. Chrome

Postby mynazzaraxxsyn » Wed Oct 08, 2008 6:41 pm

I find chrome freezing up on me quite often. If it had an adblocking capability like adblock or even block content from opera i might use it more.
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Re: Firefox vs. Chrome

Postby teflor the ranger » Fri Oct 10, 2008 5:04 am

I had Chrome up and die on me several times. Either it doesn't play well with some plugins or some plugins don't play well with Chrome. Either way, time and a decent marketshare will sort those out.

Btw, for those of you saying "but Chrome is in Beta," freakin' gmail is still in beta. Chrome may follow the same path.
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Re: Firefox vs. Chrome

Postby Sarvis » Fri Oct 10, 2008 5:07 am

teflor the ranger wrote:Btw, for those of you saying "but Chrome is in Beta," freakin' gmail is still in beta. Chrome may follow the same path.


No one is defending Chrome by saying that. You realize that, right?

Of course not, you'd have to have some contact with reality to do so...
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Re: Firefox vs. Chrome

Postby teflor the ranger » Fri Oct 10, 2008 11:06 pm

Sarvis wrote:
teflor the ranger wrote:Btw, for those of you saying "but Chrome is in Beta," freakin' gmail is still in beta. Chrome may follow the same path.


No one is defending Chrome by saying that. You realize that, right?

Of course not, you'd have to have some contact with reality to do so...


I discuss the issue, not the conversation.

http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/se ... chrome.php
Several users commenting on the article defending Chrome note that Chrome is still in beta.

http://www.paciellogroup.com/blog/?p=92
Several more users commenting on the article note that Chrome is still in beta.

http://www.searchnewz.com/topstory/news ... eRank.html
Author of this article notes that a while a feature is not supported, defends Chrome by noting that it is "still in beta."

http://drabir.wordpress.com/2008/09/05/ ... s-firefox/
"however,I think it is not the proper time to compare each other as chrome is still in beta stage.."



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Re: Firefox vs. Chrome

Postby Sarvis » Sat Oct 11, 2008 12:07 am

So you're so desperate for an argument you're trying to start one with people that aren't here?

Yep, back to not replying to you then. Enjoy <i>yourself</i>!
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Re: Firefox vs. Chrome

Postby Thilindel » Sat Oct 11, 2008 12:30 am

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Re: Firefox vs. Chrome

Postby mynazzaraxxsyn » Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:10 am

teflor the ranger wrote:freakin' gmail is still in beta.

Last I knew gmail was out of beta, did it go back into it?
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Re: Firefox vs. Chrome

Postby teflor the ranger » Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:07 am

mynazzaraxxsyn wrote:
teflor the ranger wrote:freakin' gmail is still in beta.

Last I knew gmail was out of beta, did it go back into it?


Look at the logo on the website.
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Re: Firefox vs. Chrome

Postby teflor the ranger » Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:08 am

Sarvis wrote:So you're so desperate for an argument you're trying to start one with people that aren't here?

Yep, back to not replying to you then. Enjoy <i>yourself</i>!


Interesting response, but very little substance. I think you're the one trying to start an argument when you think you have something, but this time, like many others, you came up with nothing.

Happy to point out when you don't have an argument.
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Re: Firefox vs. Chrome

Postby teflor the ranger » Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:10 am


Sweet. Thanks for the article, it's more substantial than the stuff I've read. Damn you google news.
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Re: Firefox vs. Chrome

Postby mynazzaraxxsyn » Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:50 pm

teflor the ranger wrote:
mynazzaraxxsyn wrote:
teflor the ranger wrote:freakin' gmail is still in beta.

Last I knew gmail was out of beta, did it go back into it?


Look at the logo on the website.

You're right, it was the announcement that gmail was being opened to the general public and no longer invite only (which I believe they said that would happen when it came out of beta) that made me think it wasn't beta any longer. I don't log in through the main page so I never see it.
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Re: Firefox vs. Chrome

Postby teflor the ranger » Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:33 pm

mynazzaraxxsyn wrote:
teflor the ranger wrote:
mynazzaraxxsyn wrote:
teflor the ranger wrote:freakin' gmail is still in beta.

Last I knew gmail was out of beta, did it go back into it?


Look at the logo on the website.

You're right, it was the announcement that gmail was being opened to the general public and no longer invite only (which I believe they said that would happen when it came out of beta) that made me think it wasn't beta any longer. I don't log in through the main page so I never see it.


I was surprised myself. You'd think after 2+ years of operations with millions of clients they could take the beta part off.
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