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Is Firefox really the best defense against Google's control of the Internet? Or should Mozilla just clean up its own mistakes rather than throwing stones at competitors?

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User Rank: Ninja
8/20/2014 | 1:03:43 PM
Firefox problems
The reason chrome seems faster than the rest is: Chrome seperates each tab to a sperate process. If a tab sux too much cpu, it does not effect others. IE, Firefox use only 1 process.

Firefox is no better than IE when it comes to plugins.

Firefox is not consistant. Each new version breaks something. Right now i'm using Firefox 31.0 and it does not work with Magento. I can't upload picture.

I'm using IE to post this message LOL

Phil C.
Phil C.,
User Rank: Strategist
8/20/2014 | 9:40:17 AM
Tried Chrome, hated it
I had Chrome installed on my home Linux machine for less than a day a few years ago and removed it.  It slowed everything down tremendously, even when I wasn't actively using the browser.  Also, it turned out that one couldn't configure it to launch a third-party email program, such as Thunderbird, Evolution or Eudora; it only works with Gmail webmail.  Since I access mail on several domains other than, that was a non-starter.  A couple of days ago I learned from an article at Tech Guru Daily by Guy Wright (July 21, 2014 - "Chrome is draining your battery") that Chrome has had a CPU-hogging bug for years, and Google has apparently known about it for a long time, yet hasn't done anything to fix it.  I found its performance on an AC-powered desktop machine absolutely unacceptable then, as well as more recently on Android hand-held devices.  Chrome causes mobile device batteries to be depleted up to 25% faster.  As far as I'm concerned, Google has nothing to offer in Web browsers.
Thomas Claburn
Thomas Claburn,
User Rank: Author
8/19/2014 | 6:16:47 PM
Re: Firefox no longer bloated and buggy?
Google more or less killed browser update news stories by making releases smaller and more frequent. You can't get a few hundreds words out of only a few minor technical additions unless you really pad it out. 
User Rank: Author
8/19/2014 | 6:09:56 PM
Re: Firefox no longer bloated and buggy?
The addition of tab browsing was the last time I got excited about a browser feature, I think. 
Lorna Garey
Lorna Garey,
User Rank: Author
8/19/2014 | 2:11:21 PM
Re: Firefox no longer bloated and buggy?
David Carr, with you 100%. Inertia is a powerful force, and FF will need to give me good reason to give it another shot, especially since I use a Chromebook extensively.
David F. Carr
David F. Carr,
User Rank: Author
8/19/2014 | 1:09:32 PM
Firefox no longer bloated and buggy?
I used Firefox religiously for a long time before getting seduced by Chrome. I don't know about bloated, but Chrome can also be buggy. Or maybe it's just my habit of keeping 20 tabs at a time open that makes it crash.

If Firefox lost ground because of a reputation for being bloated and buggy, have the reasons for that reputation gone away since the last time I looked? I still use Firefox for some purposes, particularly with a very nice Web Developer extension for the browser, but I haven't tried using it on a daily basis for a while, so it's hard for me to know whether it has gotten better.
User Rank: Ninja
8/19/2014 | 12:51:17 PM
I was a big Firefox fan back in the day, but as it got more bloated it would crash all the time, so I switched over to Chrome and it's done a great job. I have no loyalty to the brand though, whichever offers the best experience gets my usage. 

I even pop into Opera now and again for specific tasks it's just simply better than the others at. 

It's amazing seeing how far Chrome as come too. I remember the days of IE dominance wondering if anyone would ever be able to eclipse it. I had no idea Chrome was now far and above the most popular browser, though with the growth of Android mobile I suppose it makes sense. 
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