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Windows 7: Why has Firefox become so bad?

11 Nov 2010   #31
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
Chrome rates higher on the benchmarks because it has almost no security built into it, which makes it lighter on a system, but fills it full of holes.
What security should Chrome have built-in that it doesn't? Wilders Security Forums - View Single Post - Iron vs Firefox vs IE: Security


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11 Nov 2010   #32
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Yeah, I'm not buying it either. I use FF as well without issue.

I am seeing a Chrome commercial here.

BTW, Google's real ethics are still in huge question.
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11 Nov 2010   #33
Pusspa

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post

Addons, Toolbars, AVs can slow FF
Worst thing you can do to a browser if you want it to be fast is add extensions, especially if it looks like this
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or worse
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that second pic really made me lol!! (IE8 ftw btw)
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12 Nov 2010   #34
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

The first pic is how I see some people actually running FF.

The second was actually a joke pic by someone trying to see how many toolbars they could get installed at once.
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12 Nov 2010   #35
madtownidiot

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by malexous View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
Chrome rates higher on the benchmarks because it has almost no security built into it, which makes it lighter on a system, but fills it full of holes.
What security should Chrome have built-in that it doesn't? Wilders Security Forums - View Single Post - Iron vs Firefox vs IE: Security
Chrome has no security whatsoever. Google knows everything you do on the internet when you use chrome. End of discussion on Chrome
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12 Nov 2010   #36
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

How is that anything to do with a benchmark test? Chrome has no privacy (that's why ChromePlus, SRWare Iron and others exist) but it uses lots of security.
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12 Nov 2010   #37
madtownidiot

 

Unless a person wants to tell someone, it is nobody else's business who they talk to, what they search for, what they read, what videos they watch, where they live, what they buy, where they're planning to go on vacation, what religion they have, their mother's maiden name, what political views they have ..I could go on ad infinitum.. If you have no privacy, you have no security. Therefore chrome has no security... but besides that fact.. chrome has been the #3 reason my xp-and-vista-using customers ended up with rouge AVs, trojans, spyware and other infestations. Malware in P2P downloads and IE were #1 and #2 respectively. Until very recently (the past 15 days to be exact) Google has done absolutely nothing to protect people from malicious sites. And besides that, benchmarks don't always reflect real world performance. It wouldn't matter if a browser could render a 50MB java app in 3 milliseconds if it crashes at least once every time you use it
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12 Nov 2010   #38
Prof Kerfuffle

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ravanx View Post
I hate to use Chrome over Firefox but it's proving to be superior to Firefox in the most important areas of memory consumption, lag speed and stability. Chrome has major problems ensuring that downloads do not become corrupted, which is a nail to its heart.

Firefox, please take care of the important core issues before fiddling around with issues concerning user-created plugin...
No download issues for me, downloaded burnout paradise demo with out any issues, I swapped to chrome a few months back (great browser) IE 9 is better in my opinion than FF 3.6/4 beta
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12 Nov 2010   #39
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

Chrome has never crashed for me or for many others while other browsers have crashed on every use for some.

What has Google started doing recently that protect people from malicious sites? They already have Google Safe Browsing API - Google Code

What percentage of your customers became infected while using Chrome without any interaction from the customer and how do you know it wasn't caused by a Flash or Java or other exploit and how do you know if they were using another browser at the time that they wouldn't get infected?
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12 Nov 2010   #40
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Why do have the people on this thread assume the user is to blame for his/her problem with firefox. You will find that a lot of people don't like firefox, which is why chrome has become as popular as it has in such a short time. A lot of people have problems with firefox running slowly or crashing regularly, even after deleting cookies, browsing data, and what have you. If you don't have problems, good for you, but don't assume everyone that does run into a problem is to blame, just like we don't like people blaming their problems on Bill Gates or Win7.

BTW can I see some secondary source stating that all your browsing data gets sent to google? I see people saying it, but no evidence for it. And chromes speed and reliability has a lot to do with the fact that it opens a new process for all tabs and plug-ins.
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