Google Chrome vs Firefox – Recently we came across a cry of the soul of a man named Eric Leimer. He, like many others OS X, has long been forced to deal with one problem. The problem, called Google Chrome.
Remember the time when we all switched to Chrome?
Chrome has been easy, simple and pretty darn fast. As if the Internet went to a brand new computer. Now Chrome – a supercharged, slow and constantly falling browser. I have reached the extreme point.
For a while I tried to dissuade themselves from the transition, while Chrome grew worse and worse. The problem was known and talked about it for years. Back in 2011, Google was looking for ways to reduce the size distribution of the browser, although, of course, the size of the installer – nothing compared with the problem of memory usage. You just open the Activity Monitor and see this:
Add here frequent falls of both the Chrome, and Flash Player. Lockups, half a dozen tabs, which are themselves open when you run through the accumulated over the years the use of extensions.
I tried to optimize it all for months. Established Flashblock, disabled Hangouts and other things, but getting worse. I just can not get over.
I know that things are bad, but the decisive factor was the situation when I had to check whether a bug on the site-specific only for Chrome (and I would not be surprised if it were true).
I launched Safari, and was just amazed. Everything was so fast …!
So why is Firefox, but not Safari?
Mainly for the same reason why at the time I went to the Opera or something like that. When only released Chrome, Firefox was not the fastest and easiest. In fact if he was one of the most congested, but now he has a better performance than Chrome, and offers a set of features that until recently kept me in Chrome.
In Firefox a huge library of extensions, which has all the most necessary of those present in Chrome. Firefox is able to work even with the Oculus Rift. Most importantly, Firefox is faster and more reliable Chrome.
The migration was simple and easy. After transferring stories and settings from Chrome Firefox installation when you feel as if you moved to a new home and all your things are placed in places. I had to spend a little time searching for some extensions and change the default search engine. For some reason I did not want to boot Mail, Gmail, until I cleaned the cache. But with all this migration was painless. It is much easier than I thought. Why am I so long delayed this moment?
Firefox, my old faithful friend, I did not realize how I’ve missed you.
If you are tired of crashing, memory performance problems, congestion, go just go. You’ve probably already thought about it, and this post can help you decide.
The problem described above is not actually invented. The Internet is full of complaints of Chrome, but with time the situation is not improving, but on the contrary, everything becomes worse.
The problem is, by the way, is relevant for users of the Windows. Your humble servant sometimes sees light friezes and freezes Chrome on powerful gaming PC.
We want to ask you, what browser you think is best at the moment?
You can choose from the options presented: Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Internet Explorer, Safari, or offer your own version in the comments.