Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Feb 2010 15:16 UTC
Google "Google updated its Chrome browser's developer's builds to version 5 for Windows and Mac today, the first time any version of Chrome has reached that milestone. Google was expected to push version 5 out to the public before the end of the month. Unlike the more recent versions of developer's build 4.x, the developer's builds of Chrome 5.x seems to be starting off to a rough start."
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Running out of version numbers soon ?
by OSNevvs on Mon 1st Feb 2010 16:08 UTC
OSNevvs
Member since:
2009-08-20

I yet have to find a good reason to leave Opera or Firefox for Chrome... Speed and extensions are certainly not compelling reasons anymore.

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FreakyT Member since:
2005-07-17

It depends on what OS you're on. On Windows and Linux, Chrome is noticeably faster and has a more responsive UI than Firefox/Opera. (Also I just dislike the Opera UI in general, but that's just me.) On the Mac performance isn't really good enough to justify switching, IMO.

Edited 2010-02-01 16:31 UTC

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danieldk Member since:
2005-11-18

For me, Chrome on OS X is a lot more snappier than Firefox, especially on Javascript-heavy sites. And since recent development builds support extensions (and thus adblocking), I have switched to Chrome as my primary browser.

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CaptainN- Member since:
2005-07-07

On my older Mac Mini, Chrome is actually noticeably faster than Safari.

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dukes Member since:
2005-07-06

On the Mac, it's an OK browser. It's just not enough [yet] to pry me away from OmniWeb. Yes, you will have to pry me away from that browser. ;)

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darkstego Member since:
2007-10-26

The omnibox address bar and better handling of screen real estates are two major reasons to switch.

I personally find it handles large volume of tabs betters (read: doesn't slow my computer as much). This comparison is based on linux, I switched over from firefox (iceweasel).

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ahmetaa Member since:
2005-07-06

Speed and simplicity "are" compelling reasons to switch.

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panzi Member since:
2006-01-22

Well, I still use Firefox but Chromes scalability (no change in performance when opening a lot of tabs) is a very compelling reason for me. Firefox gets VERY slow when I open a lot of tabs. Oh and still no JavaScript JIT for x86_64 in Firefox! WTF?

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Drumhellar Member since:
2005-07-12

Speed and extensions were great reasons for me. I can think of no reasons more compelling. Speed almost did it on it's own, but it took the extensions.

I've been using Firefox since the beginning, but about two weeks ago Firefox lost it's place on my taskbar, and was replaced by Chrome. I haven't looked back since.

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StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

I yet have to find a good reason to leave Opera or Firefox for Chrome... Speed and extensions are certainly not compelling reasons anymore.


It makes a good second browser, and the light resource usage makes it nice for laptops (and netbooks, I would presume). In a pinch, it's very handy to have a browser that is usable almost immediately after clicking the icon.

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Erunno Member since:
2007-06-22

It makes a good second browser, and the light resource usage makes it nice for laptops (and netbooks, I would presume).


"Light" as long as you don't include the abyssal memory usage: http://lifehacker.com/5457242/browser-speed-tests-firefox-36-chrome...

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