Switched to chrome

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I've been a big FF fan for many years, but lately it had been acting very sluggish on the application level. Lots of scrolling and action lag. I switched to 100% Chrome last week and I'm really loving it. Runs like a Ferrari. Chrome 10b just came out today and surfing feels even smoother. PF is definitely faster on Chrome. I'm throwing my support behind Chrome!
 

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I've dabbled with Chrome, but Google is much slower about addressing serious security flaws than Mozilla or even Apple. Given that they want to turn Chrome into an entire OS, I'm not sure that bodes well for the future.

Also in my experience, FF slowdowns are almost always the result of accumulated crap from extensions. I've done "clean" reinstalls of FF a few times and it's always returned to being pretty fast.
 
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I've dabbled with Chrome, but Google is much slower about addressing serious security flaws than Mozilla or even Apple. Given that they want to turn Chrome into an entire OS, I'm not sure that bodes well for the future.
Hmmm everything I've read seems to support Chrome as the most secure and most compliant to web standards. Where are you seeing reports of major security flaws in Chrome 9/10?

Also in my experience, FF slowdowns are almost always the result of accumulated crap from extensions. I've done "clean" reinstalls of FF a few times and it's always returned to being pretty fast.
Certainly could be, but all I had was Firebug and had it for years. Memory leaks were always a problem for me. Will be interested again when FF 4 is released stable.
 
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Hmmm everything I've read seems to support Chrome as the most secure and most compliant to web standards. Where are you seeing reports of major security flaws in Chrome 9/10?
Mostly Google's bug tracking database. It's not open to the public though. They're good about fixing the "Critical" and "High" threat-level bugs, but some of the "medium"-level bugs have been languishing for months. I just don't understand why.
 
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I use both Chrome and Firefox. The main flaw with Chrome for me is that it is less user friendly. I'll cite one example. When clicking on a link with the middle button, the web page will open up as a new tab. This page can be either in front of or behind the previous tab. The default for all browsers is behind and you need to shift while hitting the middle button to get the new page in front. However, in all other browsers there is an option to change the default so that it always opens in front, without using the shift key. Chrome is the only browser that I am using that does not have this option.

For information: browsers I use: IE8, Avant, Orca, Chrome, Firefox, Opera
 
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