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Re: Google Chrome Now the No. 1 Browser in the World
quote:One that is basically part & parcel of the OS.
One is bundled with an OS
Which really sucks!
As I sit looking at a folder, ie8updates, some 439MB in size.
And then in $hf_mig$, some 577MB relating to IE8 & IE7 before.
(And as my system drive free space diminishes to close to none!)
(Yeah, I know I created it too small. Oh, & don't get me started on .NET!)
I actually looked (briefly) at Chrome just the other day.
First thought was, 29MB download, that's not too bad. And then I thought I'd unpack it & see how it ran. But seems you don't unpack it, but run it as is (I think). And it opens & runs.
Second thought was, its a browser.
Third thought was, now where are my extensions?
I look a (little) bit further & I see its placed (relatively) hefty parts of itself (including Cache) in places where I really wouldn't have wanted it, though I suppose (?) I could change that. And in the end, its a browser that doesn't fit my needs. (Granted, Chrome was just a quick look & I'm not really familiar with it.)
If all I needed was a browser, well Chrome is a browser. And so is IE or Firefox for that matter. So in that respect any of those would suit me.
But I need more. I need a browser I'm comfortable with, that works as I want, that has a UI I like, that I can configure as I want, that I am in control of, & that has the extensions that I want & use. So in that regard, neither Chrome nor IE nor FF fits my bill. (SeaMonkey.)
What browser I use is dependent on what I am doing so I use at times IE, Chrome, Fire Fox, and Opera as needed. I find each has its advantages and disadvantages depending on the scenarios:
1. IE just works better when doing anything related to MS websites, updating Windows, or using their KB.
2. Chrome: works well as a general browser for most things and is faster than the others except perhaps Opera
3. Fire Fox + extensions: good for doing research and exploring the dark side
4. Opera: also good for the same reason as Fire Fox due to its non-standard rendering engine. Also good when you don't have Flash installed. Opera's RSS reader support is the best of all the browsers IMHO which makes it a handy tool for catching up on the news
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