Playing with Google Chrome

It’s interesting, to say the least.  The whole reason I downloaded it was because I was tired of Firefox 3.xx crashing on me for no apparent reason, so I up and said “what the hell, let’s just let Google have a little bit more access to my life”.

Please don’t be evil, Google.


  1. That’s a shame. Firefox is by far the most stable browser on any platform… though not the fastest.

    The first way to address crashing is to disable extensions; i.e. start it in “safe mode”. There should be an icon on your Start Menu for this. If not, it can be called with the safe mode parameter:

    firefox.exe -safe-mode

  2. Hmmm, I use Firefox (and Thunderbird) on both WinXp and Linux platforms. I’ve never had Firefox crash. I’ve been using Firefox since ver. 0.94 and never had an issue.

    On the other hand, I’ve had WinXp crash and said it was Firefox until I looked closely at the error and determined the crash occured within Xp, not Firefox.

    Chrome appears to be written in Jave (not sure completely) and Jave produces a LOT of overhead.

    My $0.02.

    I suppose YMMV.

  3. re: “They already know everything about you anyway. :)”

    Truth. Google Search keeps logs of every search you make.
    Gmail targets ads and 3rd party spam based on keywords
    pulled from your messages.
    iGoogle homepages are very well done, but every link is logged,
    including your online banking.

    (psst … do you use online bill-pay?)

  4. If you get sick of Chrome and don’t want to go back to Firefox, there’s always Opera.

  5. I too am a Firefox user, and quite happy with it for the most part. I do have some concerns regarding it’s security though.
    I’m taking a look at, (and responding right now in) Opera. So far, it seems pretty darn fast. G-mail does not work properly from within Opera, and spellcheek is not ser gut, but thats the only issues I have found so far.

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