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Windows 7: Is Google Chrome winning you over?

05 May 2015   #1

Win7Pro 64bit
Is Google Chrome winning you over?

I am a hardcore Mozilla fan. But Firefox doesn't play well with certain video and training content. I don't have the exact links but when I come across them I will return and post. I have stayed away from Chrome for a long time. I'm not exactly sure why. But I've had to setup and optimize a lot of tablet PC's over the last year or so, and the stuff that Microsoft crams down our throats with every new release of their browsers is, well, criminal is the word that comes to my mind. MSNBC, or whatever the stupid new link is (MSN) paralyzes the freaking thing as soon as you open it. God help you if you don't have a powerful machine w/multiple fast cores and a lot of RAM. If not, that browser is just gonna freeze. And you know, my users out in the field, they don't know why the tablet is so freaking slow to load a webpage... they just sit there and stare at a frozen window. I take extra time to clean the browser out cause it's a major part of how they connect to upload their data.

It takes SO LONG to optimize IE10, it's painful. And then I saw Chrome's search provider list settings, where you can MOUSE OVER and click delete without even opening a dialogue box... wow. And Chrome seems to run most videos and training sites like AdobeConnect very well. (I think it's AdobeConnect - whatever it's called). Add to this that, now with IE10, I can't even get Google to add as a search engine. It doesn't seem to add on as an Add-On anymore.

Firefox has got that about:config, which is really overkill for most of the stuff I do. I gotta say, Chrome wins for me. I've been looking over all the posts about Chrome lagging, no sound, etc. but I haven't found any of those problems yet.

I hope Chrome continues to be as user friendly as it is. I know Google is a HUGE info-nopoly, but their search engine is great. Just don't put anything up on Gmail that's really sensitive, or lock the document if you do. Otherwise, the service is amazing.

I know that Google is getting a lot of priceless value because they mine all that content. Can you imagine being this multi-billion dollar company, and sitting on a several thousand million dollar switch that, if they flick it, a message now comes up on all of our machines that says "GMAIL IS NO LONGER FREE-PLEASE PAY $10/year" Would you? I would.

Jeez. And now they got me using Chrome too!

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05 May 2015   #2

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Nope I'm not seeking any browser help from Google
It's become fairly resource hungry but I suppose that depends on how many extensions you rely on
1 Chrome window (1 tab), but 12 "chrome.exe *32" in Task Manager!

I don't use Firefox either but have thought about checking out Pale moon
But I seem to stick with ie10 until hell freezes over = pretty much when support for it dies off.
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05 May 2015   #3

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM

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05 May 2015   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

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05 May 2015   #5

Windows 7 Pro-x64

I use the least amount of Google products and services as possible. After they started capturing browser history, shoving tool bars down your throat, ignoring standards (no-tracking requests) and bloat filled software I called it quits on just about everything related to Google, Inc. including their search engine. So the answer is NO!
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06 May 2015   #6

Win7 Pro 32bit

No. I hate the Chrome GUI. The only thing I use from Google is the search engine.
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06 May 2015   #7
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit

I rarely use Google anything and avoid Chrome like the plague.
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06 May 2015   #8

7 x64

No Chrome. I installed it ONCE to see what the hoopla was, and didn't like it, uninstalled it and it hijacked some Firefox settings and would not let them go, I wiped-out all of the apparent registry entries but still I had to wipe that HD. Nosey !!!

I use Firefox 21, but downloaded PaleMoon 25.3.2 x64. It works well, netflix, hulu, amazon, youtube etc.

I use PaleMoon all the time now but keep Firefox on the curb.
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06 May 2015   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate

I'm deeply into the Google ecosystem. From Android to Gmail to Drive to Search to Chrome. Everything syncs perfect, and I've never had any issues. I switch between Chrome and Firefox here and there, but since getting a new computer I've noticed Chrome just works better than before (old laptop with slow processor really made Chrome slow). I have no issues with Google's policy on collecting info. I have nothing to hide. All these people who despise them for that make me laugh. "I don't want Google having my info!". What did you do before the internet? I mean your info was/is available in print. Look up your info in a phone book. You get full name, address, phone, age, etc. If you go online you're going to have your info out there too. Anyway I love Google and their products, but I still love and use Firefox. If you're having issues with sites in Firefox you can always try extensions like IE Tab, or Chrome Window, to make site compatible.
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