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PDSterling
04 Sep 2018

its interesting to say you cannot quit nor change, because I feel the same. for some reason, I jettisoned IE and went to FireFox. understand that in a scale of 1 to 100, I am about a 2 and you are about a 99. much more of a power user. I hope you can see why I am annoyed that people keep badgering me to change, say, to chrome, when I am having extreme issues with gmail right now, and only gave google my cell number under extreme duress.

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Harry Higinbotham
04 Sep 2018

I really like Vivaldi. It runs faster and leaner than Chrome. I haven't found any issues with the plugins I use, plus all of my Chrome-saved data (bookmarks, saved passwords, and the like) transferred over flawlessly, because it's based on Chromium from what I understand.

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Elsie Voorheis
04 Sep 2018

I like Chrome and Gmail because Chrome is faster and Gmail is the best mail service I have ever used.
Also with all your research I would use them because you recommend them. Thanks, Bob

Posted by:

Alex
04 Sep 2018

I too use Chrome. Let me tell you of the long path to it.
I got a computer with Windows 95 in 1998 or so. I did NOT like Explorer (called "Exploder" in those days), so went with Netscape (when it was not free!). As time went on, I experimented with Mozilla, and when it became Firefox, I became a convert. However, as years went by, the Fox got laggy, and started freezing up on me, and I switched to Chrome in self defense.
I have been using Chrome for years now, and honestly do not see an alternative.

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gene
04 Sep 2018

I stopped using Chrome when they decided I did not need a File Edit View, etc. toolbar. I did, I do and won't use a browser that doesn't provide at least the option. I don't like others making my choices for me. So, I have Chrome open less than 1% of my browsing time. And immediately run CCleaner Pro after closing it to clear its history and tracking PUP's. I don't like being followed, in real life or online and I simply no longer trust the "do no harm" idea they once believed in.

I do use Firefox and Vivaldi and have roughly 10 live tabs open in each, plus three pinned ones. I find both customizable and plenty quick enough for me. Vivaldi, in particular is very fast. I use IT as my primary browser on my MacBook Pro laptop too.

Posted by:

SharonH
04 Sep 2018

Bob, if you had Chrome crash on you twice, the second time taking all your bookmarks and history with it, I guarantee you would drop it. Now it won't even install (I tried one time) so Goodbye, Chrome.
Using Opera and Firefox--not really liking either but they are OK. Trying out Vivaldi next. I can never forgive Chrome for losing bookmarks I had had for years.

Posted by:

Lisa
04 Sep 2018

i tried firefox again this year, they have improved, i still had crashes with them & they only allowed 3 tabs open. so i went back to chrome. never had a problem with them.

Posted by:

Robert Sloat
04 Sep 2018

I posted the link to your article on Facebook as "A shout-out to #Google #Chrome from an opinion leader." But could you please get a higher-res photo? It's embarrassing.

Posted by:

Nezzar
04 Sep 2018

Bob,
I couldn't agree more with your comments. I have used Chrome for over eight years, and I have found it to be very reliable. My Gmail account is my most reliable email account. And, if Google is invading my privacy, I don't know it, and it is not bothering me.
Thanks much for letting me in on Chrome's tenth birthday.

Posted by:

Kenneth Heikkila
04 Sep 2018

I have Chrome, Edge, Firefox and Vivaldi on my taskbar. I use Chrome 99% of the time for all the reasons you state. I use Edge for one bank account that won't admit that I white listed it on my ad blockers on Chrome (over and over.) And just for the heck of it I fire up Vivaldi once in a great while.
My favorite thing is the way you can restore the last session no matter what. Once in a while I open another app that opens a website on Chrome without opening the rest of my last session or even far, far more rarely Chrome crashes- one click and it's all back.

Posted by:

Lucy
04 Sep 2018

This article reminded me how boring life would be if we all liked the same things.
Vive la difference!

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Joel P
04 Sep 2018

I've tried Chrome for a long time, used Firefox, Vivaldi, Opera, and Waterfox. In fact, I have switched back and forth and compared some of these in the same day. Personally I don't like Chrome adn find that Waterfox works best for what I need and do. I also don't use Google search machine and avoid Google as much as possible. Personal preferences, I guess. It's also true that Google is a memory hog, but I don't have crashes with Waterfox, nor with Opera or Vivaldi.

Posted by:

Eddie Rogers
04 Sep 2018

Hi Bob,

I, like you, have used Google Chrome for many years and I have been satisfied with it. Not long ago, I installed Mozilla Firefox. I used to use it long ago before I switched to Google Chrome.

I have learned over the past 6+ months when I work on webpage development that both Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox are doing some strange things. Some things do not work and other things only work when you click on them twice.

Another thing that bothers me with both web browsers is both are memory hogs. I cannot stand to use a web browser that eats up my memory.

So, I went looking for yet another web browser to use and I installed Opera. This is the first time I have installed and used this particular web browser. It does use resources like Chrome and Firefox but not near as much. I have been keeping tabs on the resources Opera is using like I did with Chrome and Firefox.

The Opera web browser by far has and continues to demonstrate to me that all things work when I work on webpages. I cannot say this for the other two web browsers. In fact, I got WIX and WordPress.com involved because certain things simply did not work in those two web browsers. Both WIX and WordPress.com are still scratching their heads trying to figure out why things are not working like they should on my computer. We have been doing extensive troubleshooting on my computer and neither one has been able to pin point what is causing certain things not to work. WIX actually remoted into my computer and they saw firsthand what was going on using Chrome and Firefox. They told me that they will need to pass this up the line for research. I have not heard a word from them to date.

Granted, Chrome and Firefox are the two most popular web browsers on the market today.

However, I do not want to use a web browser that is bloat-ware. I have other programs running at the same time that I am using and I need to make sure those programs have sufficient resources to function properly.

So, for me, Chrome and Firefox are history. In my opinion both web browsers need to go back to the drawing board and they need to do a complete re-design to harness the amount of resources they are using. Both need to cut way down the resources they are using.

In the good old days of DOS, programmers had to develop "tight" programs knowing people did not normally have a lot of resources on hand for their program to use along with other running programs. This design principle has flown out the window long ago.

Programmers today do not take into consideration for the most part the amount of resources their programs will be consuming. I am sure some do look at this but most do not. How sad!!!

I wanted to pass this on to you for what it is worth.

Thank you for all you do and have a great day,
Eddie Rogers

Posted by:

Green Tick
04 Sep 2018

How do you handle the fact that you cannot update 32 bit Chrome?

Posted by:

Ted
04 Sep 2018

I'm done with Chrome. To many crashes. Firefox newest version hasn't crashed once. I'm also looking at Vivaldi as my next browser destination. The big guys are gathering to much data on us. Starting to sound like 1984 is in the wings. It's time that users see this and begin to turn off the big email, browsers and search engines.

Posted by:

Earl J. Moniz
04 Sep 2018

Wow, Bob... has it been 10 years...?
I remember looking at it and coming away with the notion that its claim to be multi-threading was actually single-threading very quickly... and that it was really "smoke-and-mirrors" in its claim.
I had no idea you had installed and continued to use it... (I must have missed that message (memo)...)
* * *
I would like to use it for its speed and ability to retrieve a previous browsing session... then the other commenters remind me that the "do no evil" was primarily yet another "smoke-and-mirrors" claim; once they became so widely accepted and involved with serving such a larger portion of the online community worldwide, they completely ignored their "do no evil" and finally completely abandoned the concept entirely.
* * *
I'm glad you've enjoyed it for so many years...
I do use Google and do have a Google email account as well as a Google+ account...
As many times as I've moved away for short experimental periods with other browsers, I keep returning to Firefox...
Turning 70 next month, Firefox is like a comfy, old recliner sitting in the corner... it just keeps calling me back ... and I simply can't resist.
* * *

Until that time... Earl J.

Posted by:

RichF
04 Sep 2018

I've been on Vivaldi for around a year. I liked Chrome but both Chrome and Firefox would really bog down my computer with very limited RAM. No problems like that with Vivaldi.

Posted by:

tonygad
04 Sep 2018

Metaphorically Bob we're on the same page. Been using Chrome/Gmail for more years than I can recall probably due to deteriorating or fragmented neurons or both

I've experimented with others and found they simply could not compete with the rigours of Google.

As for the psychotic if not paranoiac bleating that Google is a privacy threat I call BS/propaganda perpetrated by competitors.

Posted by:

Glen
04 Sep 2018

IE and Bing SUCK! My only problem with Chrome is trying to import my IE Favorites properly into Chrome. I have not discovered the proper method for doing that.

Posted by:

Dave
04 Sep 2018

I see no big difference between Firefox and Chrome except for the missing feature in Chrome to list bookmarks alphabetically like Firefox does. Why can't Chrome make that small improvement?

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