Thread: Chrome v Firefox...
- 02-18-2012 02:17 PM #1
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Chrome v Firefox...
Comments and observations please...
Running three computers 2 with XP one with Vista. Getting heartily cheesed off with the rate that updates are being applied to Firefox gone from 4.6 to 10.0.2 in the space of just a few weeks and every update seems to slow things down even more. Updates are being applied even more regularly than Wordpress and thats saying something!
Considering changing over to Google Chrome... any comments?
Alternatively is it possible to revert to F/F 3.6.x?
- 02-18-2012 02:59 PM #2
Chrome is an option....but run by Google
Google is getting a reputation for gathering a lot of info from end-users
I do not use Chrome any more
I prefer Opera...just me....it is quick and safer
You can create a Speed Dial page with your favorite web-pages...just requires a single click and you have the website
See image in link below:
But when you get the time below is a link to a comparision to most Browsers...with the good and bad
Of course done with a Google search....hmmmm
Internet Browser Software Review 2012 - TopTenREVIEWS
Last edited by abseh1; 02-18-2012 at 03:35 PM.
- 02-18-2012 05:51 PM #3
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Thanks for your suggestion and hints! Will give Opera a tryout for a while.
- 02-18-2012 08:35 PM #4
BTW: IE9 and Win7 go well together
Internet Explorer has come a long way and is not your Father's old browser anymore...it is a good Browser now
I often use several browsers @ the same time.....for example when I am doing research
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- 02-19-2012 06:06 AM #5
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An excellent link for browser comparison. Thanks Abseh1.A little help is worth a ton of sympathy.
Toshiba Satellite Laptop
Firefox. IE9, Chrome
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- 02-19-2012 08:03 AM #6
- 02-19-2012 09:56 AM #7
I use IE9 on all my systems. As noted, it is not the old IE and IE9 continues to prove itself to be the most secure browser out there (see NSSLabs - Socially Engineered Malware). I recommend everyone subscribe to the US Dept of Homeland Security's US-CERT Vulnerability Summary, where as you can see with their latest summary, Chrome had a bunch of new vulnerabilities reported - again. A quick review of past summaries show Firefox has not done any better. In fact, over the last few years, Firefox has most vulnerabilities reported of any of the other major players.
I am not bragging on Microsoft. I am just saying that Microsoft finally got sick and tired of being unjustly bashed (especially by the biased IT media) for poor security (when it was badguys (and poor user discipline) that put us here, not MS). So Microsoft changed focus and with Windows 7 and IE, they put security first. And it has paid off, not only with Windows 7 (especially 64-bit) and IE8/9, but with MSE too. Even Windows own Windows Firewall if fully capable and on par (while often easier on resources) with the competition.
That said, security should NOT be a deciding factor when choosing a browser - it really boils down to personal preference for the look and feel of the browser. And of course, keeping Windows and our security defenses fully updated - remembering it is ALWAYS the user who is the weakest link.
FTR, I have Chrome on my notebook and FF on my desktop that I use to verify websites I cannot access with IE (though typically the problem is with the site, not IE - but that's reason to verify).
I personally don't care which browser someone uses, just don't say it is because IE is flawed. Even with IE6, if you kept your systems fully updated, patched, scanned (with a real-time anti-malware solution) and blocked (with a software based firewall), and you didn't invite the badguys in (by illegal filesharing via torrents and P2P sites), then you would remain safe - again proving the user is the weakest link.Bill (AFE7Ret)
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