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Allison
23 Nov 2011

I have an issue (most likely operator error) with Chrome keeping thumbnails of my most recently-viewed pages. We have a family computer, and I want to shop for Christmas presents without everyone knowing where I've been. I have not yet been able to find a control that clears the cache every time Chrome is closed and that automatically clears the "previously viewed" thumbnails. Firefox has a setting to clear history, etc every time Firefox is closed (and it's easy to find). Chrome is fast, but not user friendly for my needs. I agree, tho, Firefox is getting bloated and eating up operating memory. I'm starting to fall out of love with the Fox.

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Wendyl
23 Nov 2011

I tried Chrome for a few days on my Windows 7, but finally removed it because it was bogging down the system. It seemed to work quite well initially, but after a couple of days my computer became sluggish, sometimes freezing altogether. After uninstalling it, things returned to normal.

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rmostell
23 Nov 2011

As usual, Bob, you are right on target! I switched to Chrome some time ago and have never gone back. It definitely has given me a more pleasant web experience. I like the idea of open-source and Firefox but I kept having problems (slowing) that appeared related to Firefox plugins. And I've avoided IE for many years due to the monopolistic approach of being incompatible with everyone else. Keep up the good talk!

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Nate
23 Nov 2011

Yes, I agree that Firefox had gotten so bad that I actually couldn't believe that I would 'delete' it but I did. I went back to IE which has made some significant progress in speed & security (which was WHY I had switched to Firefox years ago). I had tried Google Chrome (and it was fast) but, for some reason, my 'gut instinct' was telling me NOT to use this web browser...so I uninstalled it.

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Nick
23 Nov 2011

I love Google chrome. But sometimes it hogs my RAM memory (50%+) and makes my hard drive spin like crazy. If I close it and open it again the problem is solved - temporarily. Otherwise, it's the best browser out there. Try out the extensions, good stuff.

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Water Soundl
23 Nov 2011

I misread the Coke-Pepsi comment (". . . or if Coke is better than Pepsi. . . " and think the more accurate way to make the point is:

". . .or if Coke is prettier than Pepsi. . ."

It puts it more in the Zen Cohen form of English speech (e.g. the NOW Tense of a Verb-Noun Agreement). There IS no answer except, perhaps, silence. (example of a Zen Cohen is the ubiquitous: "What is the sound of one hand clapping?"

Just a thought on a new way to describe the Ford V Chevy, Mac V PC, Remington V Winchester, Etc. V _ad infinitum_ argument.

thanks-- WS

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Gary
23 Nov 2011

I certainly prefer Chrome to either IE or Firefox. I have used all three and like the man says Chrome is fast and simple.

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Michael Meder
23 Nov 2011

I have MS IE, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, and Opera installed on my computer.
Yes, I use MS IE as my default, but I use Apple Safari for certain websites only, and almost NEVER use Mozilla Firefox. I use Google Chrome sparingly, because I use Opera as my browser of choice. I have a session of 15 (count'em, 15) save browser pages that I regularly check. Opera is also on my iPod, and use it when I need the Web when I'm not near the computer. It's small, fast, and bleeding edge with new technology!

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Al
23 Nov 2011

Hello. I've been using Chrome on both of my computers along with Linux Ubuntu.As far as I'm concerned,both have been the best choices I'v made.With both I have speed,functionality and simplicity.To add to the mix is all the free software available to Linux users. I'll never look back.

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Edwin
23 Nov 2011

For historical reasons, my browsing starts in AOL/IE, though I have also used IE, Firefox, and Chrome. I have not run any objective tests, but in my experience, Chrome opens much more quickly and loads content much more quickly than the others.

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Barry Stinson
23 Nov 2011

Bob - I've used Firefox since it was first available. I still use it sometimes, always downloading the latest version, but I started using Chrome after hearing it recommended by a few knowledgeable friends (and after really 'getting my feet wet' with gmail. I find Chrome to be somewhat faster, although I guess that should be expected without all the bells and whistles available as Firefox extensions.

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Gordon Peterson
23 Nov 2011

Chrome is my default browser. Besides the points you mentioned (and their translation works surprisingly well) Chrome now has add-ons which allow you to +1 pages directly to Google+, even if the page itself only offers "like to Facebook". I like the way Chrome is (very) multi-threaded. I like (mostly) the way it handles file downloads. The biggest downside of Chrome is that if you keep a LOT of tabs open (as I tend to do) it can use a LOT of memory...! I laughed when the guy bitched about 825Mb in Firefox.... mine here with Chrome is not infrequently using about 4x that.

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Linda
23 Nov 2011

I have recently begun using Chrome more often than IE. I cannot sign into my webmail on IE, for some reason. I've had other issues with IE regarding scripts. I don't have these issues with Chrome.

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Dee
23 Nov 2011

I use all three big ones: Chrome, firefox and IE. Certain sires "prefer" or just look better with a particular browser. For my default browser, I have set it to Firefos.

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Dee
23 Nov 2011

I use all three big ones: Chrome, firefox and IE. Certain sires "prefer" or just look better with a particular browser. For my default browser, I have set it to Firefos.

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Ron
23 Nov 2011

MSIE is ghastly and slow
yes I've used Chrome and it seemed to be faster than Firefox - BUT I like some of the Addons in FF almost essential. Then I found Palemoon which is FF built for Windows and you can use same Addons. And Palemoon loads fast

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Ken W
23 Nov 2011

I have been using Chrome on and off for about three years. Right now I am on Chrome 99% of the time and only use IE or Firefox as backup or to check something. It is fast accurate and once you get used to it's no frills display and how to move around inside it, the others seem outdated.

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Dight
23 Nov 2011

After reading all you have said here Bob, I couldn't agree more. Preference yes, and for me, it's Chrome all-the-way. Tried most of the others but never with the success of GC.

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Carol Mills
23 Nov 2011

Chrome is great for quick browsing on this sluggish old computer. AOL software slows everything down. Firefox is slow to get started. But I can start browsing and get a list of links almost instantly with Chrome.

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Warren Dace
23 Nov 2011

I used to be a great fan of Firefox until they started to put up a new version every month, and the new version did not support the extensions I liked. I have now made Chrome my default instead, it's now much more user-friendly than Firefox.
The only reason I still retain IE, is that it's essential for Windows updates.

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