Thursday, January 21, 2010

IE vs Firefox vs Chrome

Like most I started with the browser from Microsoft, the Internet Explorer.  I used if for a few years before I moved onto the Firefox browser.  Everyone kept saying how much better it was, how much faster, etc.  I'm not sure how much that was to it being really better or how much that some people really don't like Microsoft.

Still I was happy with Firefox and actually did find it better to use than my old IE.  I've been using it for the last I'm not sure how many years.  But lately I've been having problems with it.  I found I couldn't copy and paste.  Now I use that feature a lot, what with the three blogs I have and adding music to the Voices to hear one.  Without that feature it sucked.  Trying to figure out why this feature was no longer working I discovered it was a bug or something with Firefox.  And I couldn't find any simple solutions to fixing it.

So now I've moved over to Goggle's Chrome.  Even before this problem I've been reading how Chrome is going to basically push Firefox out of the picture of which browser to use and it'll be down to just IE and Chrome.  I don't know if I really believe that, but it is fast growing in popularity, which considering it has the power of Google behind it, shouldn't come as much of a surprise.

I've just started using Chrome today, but I'm liking it pretty much overall.  It does seem to load faster and it has a cleaner, more stark look to it.  It jettisons  all the tool bars and other stuff that appears at the top of the page and basically gives you one thin line of buttons.  What I don't like is it doesn't import your bookmarks completely, or at least it didn't mine and to actually get them like I want I'm pretty much having to re-do them over, but once I get them on the top I think I'll like the format better.

Only time will tell if I like Chrome better, but for now I think it will be the browser I use.  Has anyone else tried it yet?  Any thoughts?


Bond said...

I have not tried it...I am curious about not being about to copy and paste with Firefox, as I do it all the time on both the MAC and the work PC

I guess I am ambivalent to CHROME because it is Google...

JohnH985 said...

I used to be able to copy and paste, it's some sort of bug or something. I know what you mean about Chrome, that was one thing holding me back for seems Google is trying to own the world.

Travis said...

I haven't tried it yet. I started using Firefox when IE started to go wonky. It turns out the IE problem was due to a minor virus I wasn't aware I had, but I liked Firefox so I've stuck with it.

When I get the new laptop I may try Chrome, just to have another option.

JohnH985 said...

I always liked Firefox, but I have to admit that I'm finding Chrome a lot faster loading pages than it. Still just started using it, so I'll see if I continue to like it.

Jessica said...

I haven't tried it yet, but I LOVE firefox! It may be very hard for me to switch.

Bond said...

Trying to own the world???...I believe they own about 60% now...LOL

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