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Census Help me decide once and for all: Which is better, Chrome or Firefox?

Discussion in 'Community' started by Jean-Luc Picard, Jun 24, 2019.

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Which is better?

Poll closed Jun 29, 2019.
  1. Chrome

    4 vote(s)
    57.1%
  2. Firefox

    3 vote(s)
    42.9%
  1. Jean-Luc Picard

    Jean-Luc Picard Jedi Knight star 2

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    Aug 13, 2018
    Chrome has about 7 times the market share of Firefox, takes about a half to a third as much RAM (at least for me, anyway), starts up quicker (again, at least for me; and, yes, I do have Firefox Quantum), plays animated GIFs, animated PNGs, and HTML5 video much better, so I'm seriously tempted to choose Chrome. But then so many people I talk to seem to prefer Firefox, and also Chrome is of course Google so bye bye, privacy. Which do all you guys think I should go with?
     
  2. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    May 25, 2002
    I haven't used Chrome but a friend of mine swears by it. I've used Firefox for years.
     
  3. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    Mar 14, 2004
    what did the reset era forum say?
     
  4. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    Oct 13, 2003
    Firefox protects privacy, data, and users' rights better. It also seems faster to me.
     
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  5. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    Jul 13, 2008
    Midori.
     
  6. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 8

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    Feb 27, 2013
    Which is better at what?
     
  7. Jean-Luc Picard

    Jean-Luc Picard Jedi Knight star 2

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    Aug 13, 2018
    Just in general. Read my OP.
     
  8. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 8

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    Feb 27, 2013
    I did. You make a case for Chrome Alone. The arguments for Firefox are others bragging about it -probably suffering from “little man” syndrome - and the illusion of privacy.

    Your OP actually made me wonder if I should switch to Chrome. But I really like IE.
     
  9. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    Aug 16, 2002
    TOR browser and burn your computer after every use for maximum privacy.
     
  10. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 8

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    Feb 27, 2013
    I am firmly onboard the one use system. I also wear latex gloves and a mask.

    I do feet strange looks in the Apple store, but it’s worth it.
     
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  11. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral Baseball Draft Commish star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Jul 13, 2005
  12. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    Sep 27, 2000
    CompuServe
     
  13. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    Jul 13, 2008
    You forgot using a no data collection VPN to route to another no data collection VPN to access TOR to use a virtual phone to use a Signal front-end.
     
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  14. Ahsoka's Tano

    Ahsoka's Tano Force Ghost star 6

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    Oct 28, 2014
    Chrome has always been faster for me; although I'm forced to use (dare I say it) Internet Explorer for certain applications at the office that wouldn't work efficiently in other browsers.
     
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2019
  15. Jedi Daniel

    Jedi Daniel Force Ghost star 5

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    Apr 7, 2000
    Firefox all the way
     
  16. RDeckard

    RDeckard Jedi Knight star 1

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    Dec 28, 2015
    If you're in the Google Ecosystem and don't mind giving everything you know to them, go Chrome. If you're privacy focused, go Firefox (this comes from a Safari user)
     
  17. poor yorick

    poor yorick Ex-Mod star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP - Game Host

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    Jun 25, 2002
    I choose death and the DC universe.
     
  18. SateleNovelist11

    SateleNovelist11 Force Ghost star 6

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    Jan 10, 2015
    Chrome. Haven't used Firefox since 2014. But, then, as of October, I utilize Apple exclusively.
     
  19. Bacon164

    Bacon164 Force Ghost star 7

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    Mar 22, 2005
  20. Kenneth Morgan

    Kenneth Morgan Chosen One star 4

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    May 27, 1999
    [​IMG]

    Sorry, couldn't resist.
    I've used both Chrome and Firefox and have gotten good results with each. I'm still thinking it over.
     
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  21. Ahsoka's Tano

    Ahsoka's Tano Force Ghost star 6

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    Oct 28, 2014
  22. Alpha-Red

    Alpha-Red Chosen One star 6

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    Apr 25, 2004
    I was going to complain about how Chrome got rid of its "close other tabs" function, but then I noticed it's back. But yeah, anyway, Chrome is always doing these little things that piss me off. But I've stuck with it just out of inertia.
     
  23. blackmyron

    blackmyron Chosen One star 6

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    Oct 29, 2005
    Netscape Navigator. If your default homepage isn't CERN, I can't understand you.
     
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  24. Ezio Skywalker

    Ezio Skywalker Jedi Master star 4

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    Jan 29, 2013
    Isn't Mozilla Firefox the successor to Netscape Navigator?

    Anyway, I was using Chrome for a long time, and I still use it on my Android devices from time to time. But I also use Firefox, especially when more light was being shed on Chrome's spying habits. But then Firefox also had an issue, so idk which is "better."

    Also, people are using Internet Explorer? It's Microsoft Edge far superior? It was supposedly a Chrome-killer. Edge has some great features that I really enjoy (like Read-Only views), and it's fast. But I'm more accustomed to the Chrome and Firefox UIs.
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2019
  25. blackmyron

    blackmyron Chosen One star 6

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    Oct 29, 2005
    Yeah, but it turns out I was misremembering - Netscape wasn't released until 1994, by AOL , of all things.
    I should've said the original Mosaic (a name that AOL tried to attach to Netscape until they were sued)
    NATIONAL CENTER FOR SUPERCOMPUTING APPLICATIONS FTW !