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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From Chrome/Chromium to Firefox
by rykel98 on Sat 25th Sep 2010 08:56 UTC
rykel98
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2010-09-25

Like everyone else, I switched from Firefox to Chrome, then Chromium. BUT I RETURNED TO FIREFOX ALREADY.

Initially, I went to Chrome/Chromium for the faster speed, minimal UI and Bookmarks Sync, which of course is part of my Google Account.

Then one day, an incident happened.

FACEBOOK DELETED MY ACCOUNT WITHOUT WARNING and stubbornly refuses to reinstate it even after many appeals. Facebook WIPED OUT my photographs, conversations, buddy list (ie. contact numbers etc.), games etc. EVERYTHING.

Suddenly, Richard Stallman's warning against putting our information into the so-called cloud (ie. Software As A Service) became VERY painfully real.

That was when I decided NOT to put everything into a single account. That was when I decided that the cloud is good for DISPOSABLE information AND backups, but never for my all-and-all.

So I went back to Firefox because:

1. Firefox has NO agenda for or against ads;
2. It is owned by the community not a company;
3. It can sync bookmarks with other browsers via XMarks; and
4. Firefox 3.6 onwards feels really responsive, almost no difference from Chrome/Chromium.

By the way, if anyone reading this is able to help me with my Facebook account, please let me know. I have been victimised by Facebook and it seems like there is NOTHING I can do about it. My Facebook account is rykel98 at Gmail.com.

Thank you.

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