Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Sep 2010 21:36 UTC, submitted by google_ninja
Internet & Networking Now this is a subject sure to cause some discussion among all of you. LifeHacker's Adam Pash is arguing that Chrome has overtaken Firefox as the browser of choice for what he calls 'power users'; polls among LifeHacker's readership indeed seem to confirm just that. He also gives a number of reasons as to why this is the case.
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Chrome is inferior
by sorpigal on Fri 24th Sep 2010 11:57 UTC
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If speed is all you want then Chrome beats Firefox. If one tab per process is the one feature you need then Chrome beats Firefox. In all other ways Chrome is inferior to Firefox.

Standards support? A few wins on both sides, but both are good enough.

Tabs? Don't make me laugh; Firefox plus its extensions make tab handling and management lightyears more sophisticated than Chrome. There is simply no way a tab fiend like myself can seriously use Chrome.

UI? Firefox's UI is okay, Chrome's is an abortion of an abomination... and a lot of it [i]can't be fixed[/]. Some people (Thom...) may like this ugly, unusable and unfriendly interface, and for them it's a match made in heaven, but for me it's like nails on a chalkboard at best... and completely unusable at worst. It reminds me of what it feels like to run Windows, where I feel trapped and constricted and frustrated at every turn. My blood pressure just can't take it.

I like speed as much as, and probably far more than, the next man. I typically run Firefox with 200+ tabs open at a time and any improvement in efficiency helps me more than it helps you by a LOT. Even so the disadvantages of Chrome outweigh the advantages.

If there's one feature that tempts me to use Chrome it's per-tab process management. If I can get that in Firefox I'd be happy.

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