FF vs Chrome/Chromium

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Bodhitree, Jan 8, 2013.

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  1. Bodhitree

    Bodhitree Registered Member

    Dec 5, 2012
    I have tried core installations of both, and simply find Chrome/Chromium to be magnificently faster then Firefox. Even after modifications for pipelining, and opening more threads, FF is still way behind. Sometimes double, triple, even 5-6 times longer load times. Easiest way to test is to put page-load-timers on each one, and see for yourself. Frankly, is there a reason to use FF at this point?

    For example this generic news page; 3.6 seconds for FF, not bad!

    Oh wait.. 1.8 seconds for Chromium..

    This is repeated over and over, in fact some websites Chromium loaded in under 2 seconds, FF stalled on, and took over 20-30 seconds to fully load. So again, what is the real point in running FF when a faster, more secure alternative is available? When you factor Chromium, Canary, Chrome-DEV, SRWARE Iron, Yandex, Comodo Dragon, and a variety of other ones available outside of the Chrome channels, all of which are speedy, then why FF?

    Opera isn't any better off then FF in my tests. It stalls on similar pages, has loading issues with several major sites, is a bit slow at times, and has a few crash issues. Opera is elegant, and lovely, and has an amazing speed-dial, but otherwise I can't find a compelling reason to use it.

    So why do people use FF or Opera?
  2. Cudni

    Cudni Global Moderator

    May 24, 2009
    Because they like it and any other browser they can think of. We have discussed the merits of one against other ad nauseum. EOL
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