Hey guys, so we're going back to the browser wars with this one. I thought I would help settle this once and for all, which browser is better?
Well I'm going to post pros and cons for each one, based on the experience a regular user may have. That means I'm not throwing in any mumbo jumbo to sugarcoat anything.Chrome:Pros:
- Starts up fast
- Between Firefox and Chrome, Chrome loads pages faster
- very convenient bookmark bar system
- "New Tab"s actually have a function, and serve as a very convenient homepage
- All of the settings are straight forward
- Multi Process browser* (This can be a good or bad thing)
- UI, in my opinion is much better than Firefox. In total, including the Bookmarks bar, there are 3 bars at the top of the browser. (Tabs and close/minimize/restore down integrated with the tabs bar. Also, View/File/Tools/History/etc. are integrated into 1 button, right next to the address bar)Cons:
- Has trouble loading different types of plugins such as Java, and flash.
- Not as compatible with every site, as Firefox
- Multi Process Browser*Firefox:Pros:
- Very compatible with most websites. After using FF as your main browser for a week or two, you'll find little errors with sites. (I said a week or two, because in that time you will likely have visited all of your regular sites and had a chance to install any plugins)
- Single Process Browser* (again, this is a good or a bad thing)
- The skins are pretty cool on FF, a lot more customized giving you a personal feel
- I feel as though the autofill feature is a lot more convenient than Chromes
- Easier transition from IE Cons:
- Loads slower than Chrome
- Starts up slower than Chrome
- If you utilize the bookmarks toolbar, there are 5 bars at the top of your screen.
- Single Process Browser*
* A multi process browser gives each of its tabs a new process. To find out more about this go here:http://blog.chromium.org/2008/09/multi- ... cture.htmlOverall:
When choosing between FF and Chrome, you're asking yourself, "Do I want speed, or reliability?" Because although FF is catching up to Chrome, they just don't have the speed. And while Chrome is becoming more compatible with all websites, FF still takes the cake. In 5 years, if there isn't already another innovative browser out, I predict that FF and Chrome will be just about the same.
Hope this solved some of the arguments. Feel free to contribute your own pros and cons to the thread.Update:
Chrome has an awesome page (about:memory) that shows you how much memory your open browsers are using. I tested this with FF and Chrome having the same 2 tabs open, here are my results.http://awesomescreenshot.com/054bi9694Staff, do not edit this post.