Friday, January 23, 2009

Bye Google Chrome, Welcome Back Firefox

I wanted to like Google chrome. Downloading it was amazingly fast. It was like magic. It has a malware/spyware alert system that actually prevented me from opening sites including blogspot sites that have some issues. I would have wanted it to work!

But, it was freakingly sloooooooooowwwww. I don't get it! It can hardly open its very own Google reader. It doesn't allow me to reply to my yahoo mail messages. I was unable to reply to group threads or to private messages. I don't get it.

Now, there is a theory floating around that google chrome's sluggish performance is due to its secret activity of actually mining information on the user's web activities. Ah ha.

That's it. I am outta here and running back to firefox!


12 comments:

krissy said...

really? my bestfriend uses Google Chrome and it works okay naman in his PC.. well I guess I'll just stick with Firefox Ü

OMM said...

a lot of people i know prefer firefox over chrome. me included. it's simpler and cleaner. but thats just me, a non-techie mama hehe. oh, ok i admit, im feeling naive with all the features of chrome, its overwhelming hahaha

SearchingWellness said...

Hi Krissy, yeah, Chrome is really slow. Hello OMM, yeah good choice to stick it out with firefox. :)

Marites said...

i got curious with Google Chrome and thinking of using it pero I think, I should stick with Firefox for now.

Rico said...

I tried Google Chrome when it first came out. But I always find myself switching back to Firefox. After a week, I completely removed it. Firefox is soooo much better, what with the add-ons and themes!

womandriver said...

I love google chrome. There is a setting in the tools section to turn off the tracking. My daughter complained about hers and I went and checked her computer with spybot and she had 150 issues going on. Once I rid her system of all that her google chrome worked like a charm.

melanie said...

I agree sis ! but then suddenly my firefox has been working crazy these past few days...hay bigla nalang nag stop working ! I don't know if it's me... or it's the firefox who is having a lazy day..hehehe

anna said...

really?! thanks for the info, was about to use one. have a great weekend :)

SearchingWellness said...

womandriver, please do us a huge favor by telling us how to tweak chrome and turn off tracking. Like Melanie, my firefox is having issues for the past few days. I can't open it now. Don't know if it is a vista problem or a mozilla problem.

Nancy said...

Hello... i wanted to join the conversation here but first off i wanna thank you for visiting my page again.glad to hear from you. i really don't hear a lot of people using it unlike firefox. been a user
since i started blogging and never came across with any issues with firefox.

hope you got your issues fixed soon. i understand how irritating it is to have such interruptions... have a happy weekend :-)

SearchingWellness said...

Hello Nancy, I am glad you can join us. Oh yes, it is such a pain to be having issues with your web browser especially if you are a blogger. :)

Ask Ms Recipe said...

It doesn't surprise me with the Google Chrome. I too downloaded and tried the Google chrome and ended up uninstalling it because I kept on getting an error message with it. I am not a great fan of Firefox, but it does help with when you want to advertise, but I've been using Opera for sometime I use it for my entrecard dropping because it is faster for me at least.Interesting that blogspot sites wouldn't show up.

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