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Don't believe the benchmarks 1 Helpful

Negative Comment by Anamon
about Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox Jan 2017

Chrome is not a horrible browser, but what bugs me quite often is how many publications praise its performance. The reason for this is, I believe, the way in which people measure performance. They usually have certain websites and tools to collect metrics – but those are run in a single tab. What has become annoyingly obvious to me with prolonged use of Chrome, is that it deals very poorly with increasing numbers of tabs.

With many open tabs, let's say one or two dozen, Chrome's interface will start breaking down and behaving inconsistently. Not just scrolling and clicking in websites can have delays or 5 to 10 seconds, but the Chrome window itself will start showing the same behaviour. It can take many seconds for Chrome to close a tab of open its menu after you click, and choosing context menu options becomes a test of patience. It won't usually bring up the crashed tab prompt anymore. At some point, the interface might stop responding entirely. It will still be reactive, showing mouse-over effects and such, but clicks won't have an effect any longer. The usual disclaimer applies: this is not a problem with my system, an extension, or particular version of Chrome. I've witnessed it across many Chrome versions over the years, after a clean install, on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems.

This is really quite baffling because one of the features Chrome advertises is its multi-process architecture, that for example prevents a crashing tab from crashing the entire browser. Firefox only started implementing something similar very recently, but it never had those problems with large numbers of tabs. Firefox has its own memory consumption and performance problems, of course. But even with several hundreds of tabs, it doesn't show such an extreme drop in performance. I've once experimented by having a Firefox session with well over a thousand tabs, and it didn't perceivably slow down the browser! Only after many hours of use I started noticing some sluggishness, but in the same way that it happens with Firefox when running just a few tabs. And even if it did croak, you can always close Firefox, use its very reliable session restore functionality to have all the tabs back open (the recovery takes about half a minute with 1000+ tabs, by the way), and Firefox will only lazy-load tabs to memory as they are activated again, so it remains fast for a long time, while Chrome seems to insist on always loading everything at once.

On paper, Firefox should be architecturally less prepared to deal with a large number of tabs. So I can only conclude that, at least in this aspect, the programmers working on Firefox are a lot more skilled than whatever engineers Google hired for Chrome. Firefox's code is of immensely higher quality in this regard.

So this is something to consider if you like working with a lot of tabs, like me. Firefox will let you, Chrome will crash and burn.

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Great browser -2 Helpful

Comment by alanwong
about Google Chrome and Vivaldi Browser Nov 2016

Google Chrome is a great browser and a lot better than Vivaldi Browser. Chrome keeps updating with cool stuff like the new cast feature, better extensions and lot better security. Vivaldi has more customizing features, but has a long way to go to compete with Chrome.

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the best 1 Helpful

Comment by philroberto10
about Google Chrome Nov 2016

this is my go to browser, i like it, the user interface is great. I'm very used to it too

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The best browser so far

Positive Comment by sidboy
about Google Chrome Nov 2016

I already tried Opera, Vivaldi and Firefox. None of them are so good as Chrome. Chrome is light, fast and it simply works. And it is the most secure one. I recomed Chrome for everyone.

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great browser

Comment by rafaellabertonili27
about Google Chrome Oct 2016

I use it all the time, never had any issues with it and I also used my gmail and keed my things in my drive, i love it

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Nice to have and good to be installed as a backup browser BUT ...

Comment by ITSecMedia
about Google Chrome Oct 2016

Vivaldi browser rockz so much more!

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always use it

Comment by marycosme4
about Google Chrome Aug 2016

I always use it, i love it. I think is the best one

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my go-to browser

Comment by cassiedonell01
about Google Chrome Jul 2016

i use this all the time, i think works better for me, it's simple and fast

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works fine

Comment by rondapuck1206
about Google Chrome Apr 2016

i use this a lot and has always worked fine for me.

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Updated web browsers for Windows XP 1 Helpful

Comment by Venom88
about Google Chrome and Windows XP Apr 2016

Since Chrome ended support for older operating system with version 50, here is a list of updated web browsers for Windows XP:
https://alternativeto.net/list/updated-web-browsers-for-windows-xp

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If you're concerned with your privacy, I'd recommend another browser. 1 Helpful

Negative Comment by DzSW
about Google Chrome Apr 2016

As many on here have mentioned, the main issue with Chrome is your Privacy. Google makes money off your personal data, such as browsing history, searches typed etc. I, like many people are not that keen on a private advertising company such as Google making money from our personal data and habits.

Personally I'd recommend Firefox or one based off it like Pale Moon.

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like it

Positive Comment by gregzaid
about Google Chrome Dec 2015

It really works for me, i use it 95% of the time and works great.

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Google Chrome is a terrible software -1 Helpful

Negative Comment by Atoshi
about Google Chrome and GNU IceCat Dec 2015

I don't get it, why this browser still remains so popular, even after it became obvious it's a google's (deliberately not used capital letter here) spying hog. Are people such stupid or ignorant to this? This piece of crap sholudn't be such highly rated on site like AlternativeTo, i'm disappointed. Go FireFox, or even better, IceCat.

[Edited by Atoshi, August 17]

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For all internet time u have

Comment by GordonNelson
about Google Chrome Oct 2015

I use GC on 90% of time I have to work. Fast, simple, google integrated.
But in 2015 it begin to eat all my notebook RAM.

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