Firefox Users Migrating to Google Chrome

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roytwo

Been using Netscape then Firefox for years. Recently made the switch to Chrome for the easy syncing between phone/tablet/PC. Also seems faster. Sill use Firefox when I need a few extensions that are not as good on Chrome. Still haven't found a good video downloaded to suit my needs. I like the integration of Google products. I Can live with the low level spying and as long as I am not plotting rebellion or something I will stay with Chrome. Also I am told Microsoft has a internet browser, anyone heard of it?

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crazygoji

I have been a supporter of FF since the early days. They have really rubbed me the wrong way with the built-in PDF viewer and their refusal to honor document security on pdfs. Acrobat honors it as does Chrome. Sure there are ways around it if someone wants to dig deep enough but I don't want to make it easy for them. With a decision like that, I cannot see many corporate websites that rely on secure pdfs allowing FF to be used on their sites once they find out.

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Mikey109105

Been using chrome for about a year and a half now, and I haven't looked back. I LOVE it.

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Gauntylgrym

After being a long-time FF user, and even having a short stint with Chrome a few years back, I finally decided to make the switch to Chrome about a year ago and haven't looked back.
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I decided that I am indeed happy with my Google masters and chose to use as many of their services as possible. I dig the integration, I'm not paranoid about being tracked (not judging those who are), and very much actually enjoy the services that Google offers.
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So yeah, I'm all about Chrome.

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kixofmyg0t

Firefox for desktop all the way. Strangely, I don't like Firefox for Android. I use Dolphin on Android.

I don't like any version of Chrome.

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Roykirk

I'm of the exact same opinion. Love FF on laptop. Use Dolphin on mobile. Not a fan of Chrome on any platform. I like certain Firefox extensions that don't have any equivalent in Chrome.

However, I have a recent problem that requires me to use Chrome on my laptop when viewing streaming video on HBOGo. Flash plugin crashes on FF when switching out of full screen mode, every single time.

If this issue can get resolved, I have no need of Chrome ever.

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tony2tonez

Same as you. I dont like FF mobile.
Dolphin works great for droid.

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biggiebob12345

Been on Firefox since back when version 1.5 coming out was a big deal. Still on the Nightly at home and I have it set up "just so" with all the scripts and addons I need. At work I use Chrome, but that's only because I don't do much with it.

In terms of speed, both are really the same for me. 115ms in Sunspider vs. 102ms for Chrome...who cares about a difference like that?

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dabonz

FF All The way

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d3v

I use firefox and it works for me. Been using mozilla browsers for over a decade. I see no reason to go through the hassle of switching to chrome. Besides who wants to be tracked even more by google?

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AFDozerman

I don't know what I use the most. It used to be Opera, but the newest versions are crap since they switched to the chrome internal. I actually find myself using my Blackberry's browser the most.

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AFDozerman

I don't know what I use the most. It used to be Opera, but the newest versions are crap since they switched to the chrome internal. I actually find myself using my Blackberry's browser the most.

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$m

I've been using Firefox (or Firebird as it used to be called) since 2003 when it got a 9 from MaxPC (incidentally, Internet Explorer got a 7). I jumped on Chrome when it was in beta and used it quite a bit until recently when I switched back to Firefox for some unique and very useful extensions it offers which Chrome currently does not.

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AFDozerman

What extensions are those?

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$m

Mostly security/privacy related:

- NoScript: more effective than anything similar for Chrome
- RequestPolicy: blocks cross site requests, improves privacy
- Self-Destructing Cookies: deletes all of a website's cookies after closing its tab, unless you choose otherwise
- BetterPrivacy: automatically deletes special "super cookie" LSOs that are hard to get rid of

Most Chrome extensions are also available for Firefox; if not, there will be a Firefox extension that performs a similar function more effectively than its Chrome counterpart in my experience.

In addition to having a more robust extension ecosystem, Firefox is just more power user friendly in general, with many options for customization and configuration. You can modify most aspects of the UI and inner working of the browser at your whim. Hell, it even has a bookmarks menu for you to place anywhere you'd like if you so choose (which for some reason the Chrome dev team felt was an option you shouldn't have, but I digress).

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gamewizard

I will not use Chrome, way too much tracking.

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btdog

I've been a die-hard Firefox fan since it was in beta (I remember .7 but I may have had an earlier version). I tried Chrome, but it was too minimalistic for me. I've also noticed most people that switch to Chrome ("BTDOG! It's SOOOO Fast!!") usually end up switching back ("it was acting wonky").

What I did find interesting in your article was that it showed Firefox as leading Chrome...which I could swear about 6-9 months ago I saw an article that Chrome overtook Firefox.

What is also interesting is that Google is the biggest investor into Firefox. Wasn't it just this year that if Google hadn't funded Firefox, Mozilla would have had to close shop?

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lhatten

I also have been using Firefox since it first came out (and Netscape before that). There was the problem with the memory leaks in earlier versions, but since the rapid development no problems. Tried Chrome a number of times and in the past and it would not render it's own Google Calendar. Chrome has fixed that recently, but still nothing that would make me change. No problems with FF V22, but V23 is out. Give it a try.

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Led Weappelin

I recently with v22 have been crashing like crazy when I hit the back button on my mouse while looking at email. I've thought about switching browsers but love Firefox so much I just keep waiting for the next update.

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Business Direct

Firefox all the way. Chrome is OK but the few extensions I use with FF either don't exist for Chrome or aren't as polished. Plus Google spies on me enough already.

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p47riot

Been using Firefox since 1.0, but since v22 started crashing my system, I switched to Chrome and it's kinda grown on me. I do miss FF, and may get around to finding out why it started wreaking havok for me, but for now Chrome works great!

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I Jedi

I'll go down in flames with Firefox before abandoning it. I've been using Firefox for a very long time, and I'm just too attached to it to switch. This is not to say that Chrome is a less capable browser than Firefox, but that as a personal choice, Firefox is my browser of choice.

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Corfy

I've been a Firefox user since before 1.0 (and a Netscape user before that, since version 2.0... I.E. and I have never gotten along). I occasionally need a secondary browser, and I use Chrome for that. I've tried switching to Chrome as my primary browser, but I keep coming back to Firefox.