Today’s entry is about web browsers.

music selection: “Get Ready” — Rare Earth

Everyone’s least favorite browser is Internet Exploder.  You use it basically once, when you first turn on a new computer, to download a better browser.  But what is a lizard to choose?

For some time now, I have been using Google Chrome.  It was obviously better than IE.  I liked the layout and features and thought it had an excellent RSS feeder.  I had some issues though.  When using multiple tabs, it was slow and would sometimes crash.  Most importantly, it would make Pandora radio skip and drag (unacceptable!)

I have recently switched to Firefox.  The transition was seamless thanks to a bookmarks import feature.  I can now use a zillion tabs at once without a crash.  And most importantly, I get superior performance from Pandora Radio (after down loading a compliant version of Flash.)

My only complaint is the RSS feeder.  It doesn’t have a good feature to alert you to new content without doing a mouse hover over each bookmark.  I am now sometimes late to new content from my favorite bloggers.  I’ll have to go on an Easter Egg Hunt for a good third party option.

Also a bonus music selection because Pandora is killing it this morning: “Beast of Burden” — The Rolling Stones

Devour your prey raptors!

Browser Wars Firefox over Chrome

Never miss another opportunity to devour prey!

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10 thoughts on “Browser Wars Firefox over Chrome

  • July 24, 2015 at 6:52 pm
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    It’s funny, when Chrome came out it was my favorite browser. Firefox was just too buggy and IE too much of a pain. About a year or two ago, I switched over. I had been having problems with Chrome crashing my computer, even after I had shut it down, and I found Firefox had really improved. It still crashes on me a couple times a month, but I frequently keep an insane number of tabs open. I do, however, use Opera for music and videos, just because that seems to be what crashes the browsers the most.

    I haven’t found any RSS feeders that satisfied me, that’s why I put all the feeds I care about on my blogrolls at Going Upslope blogspot. And all the links that I care about go on the main feed, for that matter, for when Firefox does crash.

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    • July 24, 2015 at 8:43 pm
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      Wouldn’t you know it? Now that I’ve spoken well of it, Firefox locked up Pandora and need a reboot.

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  • July 24, 2015 at 11:01 pm
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    I run five different browsers on my PC. My current picks are Opera and Firefox, but more importantly make sure you have Ghostery installed.

    For RSS I use Feedly. It’s not great but it does the job without being too intrusive. Hate to say it but Google Reader was the best.

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    • July 24, 2015 at 11:13 pm
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      Thanks Justin. I’ll check out Feedly this weekend. Google did have a great reader but the browser is just too crash prone.

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    • July 26, 2015 at 9:31 pm
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      Thanks Ray. Feedly seems to fit the bill for now. I’ll be sure to check out netvibes if it doesn’t live up to billing.

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  • July 27, 2015 at 4:32 am
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    I’m glad I’m not the only one out there with Chrome issues. I am using both Firefox and Chrome on my Lubuntu machine and over the past few days have noticed issues with my Chrome browser as well. Freezing, slow and often just crashing with multiple tabs. I thought it may be a Linux issue with Chrome but like you I have gone back to Firefox.

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    • July 27, 2015 at 6:01 pm
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      Chrome was the best for a time. Too many “improvements” trying to fix something that wasn’t broken most likely.

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  • July 27, 2015 at 3:48 pm
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    LOL Internet Exploder..that’s funny!

    Chrome is my go-to browser to use and I haven’t had any issues. Switched over to Chrome from FireFox a long time ago. I do use FireFox here and there. I guess I’m not loyal to one particular browser as I use Safari, Chrome, FireFox, and IE on a regular basis depending on the usage.

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