First world choices

I really don’t like the google chrome browser and I really don’t know why precisely. Ages ago I found Firefox and was very happy with all the updates ’til last year when I moved to Opera. Then Opera upgraded to something equally as buggy clunky and sluggish as Firefox so I was left with Chrome.
I downloaded Firefox and open it every so often to see if they have solved their issues and so far it seems not. So on the off-chance Opera had got its act together I put in on the drive to test it. Opera doesn’t have the history with me to deserve a permanent slot. Anywoo’s, I like it so far. And it’s open source like Firefox so that box is ticked too.
One of the things I really dislike is that every spell-checker will insist on upper-caseing the first G in google and miss real words going back hundreds of years.

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9 Responses to First world choices

  1. Sage says:

    Yep, these are first world problems! I have gone back and forth between Chrome and Foxfire.

    • V.H says:

      Yeah, I’ve rarely used chrome. It tied up huge amounts when I was on XP, each page was a seperate browser.

  2. Kelly says:

    I’ve really never used much other than IE and Safari. My son (who is a techie type) says a lot is just personal preference, depending on one’s needs.

    • V.H says:

      Yes the son is correct. It really only matters when you’ve a processor that’s ancient.

  3. Kimberly says:

    IE (laptop) and Safari (iphone/ipad) are my only frames of reference. I wouldn’t even know how to find/access the other two you mention. My machine is so old at this point that I’m still running XP and IE won’t let me upgrade to its newest version.

    • V.H says:

      Stick the names in a search engine :-). IE is very heavy on the processor. It’s sorta a big ugly cadillac which would be fine if you had the processor space to run it. But with XP you don’t. Now that chrome has fixed it’s early hunger for processor power you might get another year out of the computer. Have you thought of selling shoes on EBay O:-). Or better paintings and drawings and get that mac you’ve been craving.

      • Kimberly says:

        Gasp! Sell my shoes?!?! Bite your tongue. 🙂
        Yes, I can search them, but I wouldn’t know why I was doing that. I’ve heard mixed reviews of chrome, and I worried about privacy with them (as it was all over the news last year about that issue). It might be worth another look if it’ll buy me some more time with the Dell.
        I’ve written a grant for the mac to use at school, so we shall see.

  4. Ed says:

    For some reason, this makes me think of the first browser I ever used named Mosaic. It was like the first one that let you have pictures and text together. Things have come a long way since then.

    For years I just used Internet Explorer but because my wife has a way of saving hundreds of links and never organizing anything so I have trouble finding my saved stuff, I made the switch to Chrome many years ago. Because I know it and it does what I want, I haven’t ever switched over to see what other browsers are like. I still keep IE around though for my wife to use and also when I find the occasional website that is only supported by IE.

    • V.H says:

      The first ones I used were Netscape and Alta Vista but friends who were far more into programming were all about the UNIX box.

      The general feel on here is that IE is over hungry and by a good country mile from the rest. What the issue is these days is that Google is making product that doesn’t mesh. It’s doing an Apple only without bothering to tell anyone. Opera has trouble using some of their programs.

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