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I've tested Firefox, Opera and Chromium and Chromium is the slowest every time.
Then there is google's reputation for being, shall we say, "less than honest," about their intentions. I wouldn't trust them any further than I could pick up their headquarters building and throw it and this news story makes one, at least me, trust them even less,
I use mostly Firefox. I like it. That said, I also use on occasion, Opera, Seamonkey, and Chromium. Sometimes, Firefox just chokes on something and won't render worth a daggone. So I open the others until I get what I need. Some banking sites won't work for me for example.
Being a KDE user, I really just don't use Konqueror. Can't even answer why.
When I have used Windows, chrome always seems faster. I think that is the main reason why people use it. Most people who have a limited knowledge of computer systems seem to either use internet explorer or chrome in Windows, and I can say that at one point when chrome first started catching on I switched because it was notably faster than Firefox on Windows.
With that said I think Firefox has caught up now, but a lot of people jumped ship during a time when chrome may have just been a faster browser. Most people don't distro hop or browser hop, I think the average user just wants a good browsing experience consistently. Along with its speed it has flash built in and a portable version.
For me it comes down to features and a familiar interface. I have been using an alternate browser since Netscape so I have followed the project for a long time and feel linked to it in a sense because of this. Not to mention that Mozilla is truly an open-source developer. Whereas Google has many commercial interests that they might want to use there software to influence people with. I came back to Firefox for this reason and also because I always missed the search engines bar that chrome extensions and plugins could never seem to get right!
I think it comes down to this; If you love true open-source software support it! And share your knowledge and experiences with people. Google is a corporation and chrome tries to run process's in the background even when the browsers closed. I look at chrome as a Firefox copy (as far as interface) with a sleek interface for marketing purposes with flash built in.
Trying to convince people to leave Chrome, would be like trying to get end-users to leave Windows, it just ain't gonna happen. Not in the next 10 years anyway. But with that said its always nice to have another option.
I used Chrome on windows and found it would add 3-4 processes in the task manager.
Also it would consume more memory than Firefox. So I switched back to firefox.
Don't know about chrome but firefox is definitely fast.
Most people who have a limited knowledge of computer systems seem to either use internet explorer or chrome in Windows
I installed chromium to try it out. I thought it had a bare-bones feel to it, and an unfinished appearance. I wasn't impressed. I decided to stick with Firefox as my primary browser. I'll still fire up Chromium occasionally when I run into a site that just won't work right with Firefox.
Even though I prefer Firefox over any other browser I've tried, I wish it were not such a RAM and CPU resource pig. I'd love to find a browser that offers good functionality similar to Firefox, but is lighter on resources.
that is about the ONLY thing i use it for
that and if i am out and about on a windows machine someplace i can log in and have all my bookmarks
I didn't know you could run apps in Chromium (I'm strictly a Firefox user), so I went to the Google App store and apparently you need to login to Google to download it. Is that standard for everything in the Google App store?