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Windows 7: Goodbye FireFox, Hello Chrome

01 May 2011   #1
roban

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Goodbye FireFox, Hello Chrome

I am saddened to have to say this but after so many years of being a FireFox advocate the latest version 4 release has vaulted me to Google Chrome.

The version 4 interface and the number of crashes I have encountered make FF no longer a viable solution for me.

I find Chrome to be much, much faster and the development of plugins especially Firebug and download manager support have erased any objections I have had in the past that have prevented me from making the switch.

I recall having the same reaction to IE5 when FF first arrived on the scene but, alas it is no longer the case.

Goodbye old friend you served me well for many years.


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01 May 2011   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i love chrome too - i actually use a chinese modified version, chromeplus - can't really recommend it right now, as the new build is a bit buggy...

anyway, can't you keep on using the old version of firefox?
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01 May 2011   #3
roban

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
anyway, can't you keep on using the old version of firefox?
I could but why bother. Chrome is so much faster and since the plugins I use frequently have been updated for Chrome I see no reason to use FF.
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01 May 2011   #4
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

in that case - welcome to the chromium club!

you have seen the light
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01 May 2011   #5
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roban View Post
I am saddened to have to say this but after so many years of being a FireFox advocate the latest version 4 release has vaulted me to Google Chrome.

The version 4 interface and the number of crashes I have encountered make FF no longer a viable solution for me.

I find Chrome to be much, much faster and the development of plugins especially Firebug and download manager support have erased any objections I have had in the past that have prevented me from making the switch.

I recall having the same reaction to IE5 when FF first arrived on the scene but, alas it is no longer the case.

Goodbye old friend you served me well for many years.
I absolutely love the new interface, and haven't crashed once. IMHO, if you're crashing...it's your hardware or some other piece of software conflicting.

What did this have to do with Windows 7 anyway?
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01 May 2011   #6
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I'm using FF Nightly x64 as my default and Chrome as my backup. Nightly is running like a dream at the moment, no crashes, no issues whatsoever.
That's not to say that Chrome isn't a fantastic browser. I like them both and speed wise I can't tell them apart.
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01 May 2011   #7
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
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What did this have to do with Windows 7 anyway?
it's a piece of software that runs under windows 7, as far as i know.

software (and hardware) often get discussed here - the forum isn't just about the OS per se - don't be fooled by the name of the forums
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01 May 2011   #8
GeneO

Windows 7 64 bit SP1. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot.
 
 

I haven't crashed once in Firefox, but I am using chrome more and more.
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01 May 2011   #9
Fayla

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

So you don't need help in figuring out why your computer can't run a certain browser (in this case Firefox)? ...Opinion only threads serve no real purpose and sometimes create arguments :/
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01 May 2011   #10
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fayla View Post
So you don't need help in figuring out why your computer can't run a certain browser (in this case Firefox)? ...Opinion only threads serve no real purpose and sometimes create arguments :/
I want to say something, but it is off-topic.


I do use an older version of FF 3.6 and it is stable and has a lot of plug-ins still. I also use Chrome for browsing, but haven't gotten any plugins. < Any you would recommend?
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