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WhatsPoppin

The Great Browser Debate

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ghost of delete key

I've just installed Chrome as well, and I have to say that I think it's teh epic suck.

 

It lives up to its name; Chrome is all flash.

The beta is buggy as hell, and overall performance is big slowness with much crash.

 

Actually, it has a lot of good stuff in it. It just doesn't manifest well, IMHO. The framework concept is wonderful; a seperate thread running each sandbox seems like a no-brainer. I simply love the tab behavior, it is everything Mozilla should have been. And of course, it supports HTML5 <canvas> , and its DOM does a wonderful job of making javascript useful.

 

But as far as I see, this is all POC. Google has a long way to go to make this app as ubiquitously useable as they intend.

The UI simply sucks, all that flat shading is an eyesore, and it lacks virtually everything that the Average+ user finds useful. The whole concept of dumming-down the interface is wretched. I feel this limits the appeal of this app to the average iPod junkie. "One Box for Everything"...?!?!?! cry.gif

There's a reason info is organized into neat little "compartments".

If our kitchen were Chrome, we'd have no pantry or cupboard; everything would be stacked up in the middle of the floor. confused.gif

 

I also think some of the "cross-display" concepts are a bit excessive as well... you have your tabs open, and a tab showing you all the tabs you have open?!?

What am I, blind?! notify.gif

 

And you have to open another window to browse traditional sidebar data. Yay.

 

I'll be sticking with my antique Mozilla 1.7.2...

Nothing newer I've tried works quite as well for me on my machine (XP on Compaq Presario SR1603WM sad.gif )

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

 

@Jesus'En'Hitler420:

hmmm, never heard of it. Will be checking it out.

 

<EDIT> I'm posting this edit from Crazy Browser, and I have to say it's fairly capable right out of the installer.

If you're used to Mozilla/Firefox, you'll be right at home... yet it smacks of IE. bored.gif

It seems to move at least as fast.

It also has a crazy set of native features as well, and is extensible by exe, dll, and script plugins.

 

I like the flash killer.

YAY! lol.gif

 

I might actually like this browser.

Edited by ghost of delete key

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asimov

I use Firefox, mainly because of the Youtube Downloader, Adblock Plus and a nifty little addon that shows the flag of the country the sites server is in. Other than that I don't notice a difference bewtween Ie and Firefox, I haven't bothered trying Opera or Chrome.

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skramz

I enjoy Opera because I've found it loads faster then Firefox and also the speed dial is the most genius feature ever added to a browser.

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Rhoda

I use Firefox but I'm an Opera man deep down. I end up crawling back to FF after about a day or two because I realise just how much I use the add-on's I've got. I may find a way to just do away with my reliance on add-on's and go back to Opera...

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I use Firefox, mainly because of the Youtube Downloader, Adblock Plus and a nifty little addon that shows the flag of the country the sites server is in. Other than that I don't notice a difference bewtween Ie and Firefox, I haven't bothered trying Opera or Chrome.

flagfox? it's indeed a nifty thing, I managed to freak out a forum admin with it biggrin.gif

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Lazzo
Ideally Microsoft would drop Trident, Opera would drop Presto and Mozilla would drop Gecko; all browsers would use WebKit. Why WebKit? It got a well architected source, is memory efficient, can be used on almost every platform (including mobile devices), is really fast and conforms to even the most recent web standards. Internet Explorer can still be Internet Explorer with their own Javascript Engine, own tab-engine and browser layout. Firefox would not have to drop their plugin support nor any other important feature they depend on and Opera can cut their operational costs with a huge share by stopping to develop their own engine. Furthermore it would be a major relief to all the web developers out there who need to optimize their websites for every browser with a market share of more than a percent.

 

Google Chrome will feature plugin support with their third version. Knowing Google, a well organized system of plugins will be available shortly and they'll provide good documentation and examples to anyone who might want to use them. It could be a real punch in the teeth for Firefox, their market share in particular.

Peter: +1

 

Being a KDE fan-boy myself, WebKit is fantastic.

 

I've used many different browsers: Epiphany, Arora, Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Internet Explorer, Konquerer, etc.

 

I take premise into consideration above everything else: FOSS is extremely important to me. This immediately eliminates Safari, Opera, Chrome and Internet Explorer. Not that they aren't good and have fantastic features (Opera's speed is amazing; Chrome is just as, if not faster but the clientID feature is troubling; Internet Explorer is made by Microsoft) but it comes down to personal philosophy.

 

I favour Firefox over these other browsers with Epiphany coming in a close second. Arora is fast but has a lot of work to do when it comes to functionality--both Firefox and Epiphany eclipse it in this sense. Konquerer is fine but, something about it erks me the wrong way. It feels slightly half-assed.

 

I've tweaked my Firefox browser a lot so my experience is probably different from other individuals' experience. I have next to no problems and with the release of 3.5 the minor issues I did experience are non-existent.

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Google Chrome will feature plugin support with their third version. Knowing Google, a well organized system of plugins will be available shortly and they'll provide good documentation and examples to anyone who might want to use them. It could be a real punch in the teeth for Firefox, their market share in particular.

But that doesn't make sense. Why would Google be interested in that?

 

Are you even aware why Google made their browser? As you may very well know, Google's platform is the web, and web applications. Web applications depends on the capability of the browser. And since Google's web applications get more and more complex, they require a lot more capable browsers.

 

While IE is a torn in the eye to Google, because of its sloggish performance, Google has never been that pleased with Firefox, Safari or Opera as well. In fact, they felt the people behind them weren't doing enough to boost their performances.

 

Therefore Google decided that they couldn't wait till these jerks got their heads out of their asses and launched their own browser.

 

The idea with Chrome was to boost the focus on JavaScript engines. So that the other browsers felt competition in a field where it had previously been only a modest interest. Why did Google stress so often that their browser is open source and they want people to "copy" (learn) its feature? Because they want a faster web! They want to be able to build bigger and more advanced web applications, and still know that a big enough market share can handle it.

 

Google doesn't want to kick Firefox's market share around, why should it? If it needs to kick someone's market share around, it ought to be IE. But to Google, Firefox is not the enemy.

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trip

I am liking chrome these days. It just seems to look nicer the firefox

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