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    "Chrome Extensions Changed My Browser Habits for Good"

    January 6, 2010  |   By MakaiOokami


    Interesting media features.


    It's still firefox at the end of the day.


    Basically I was tired of using firefox because I get a lot of loading issues, it's slow, and it's just doesn't handle my browsing needs like Chrome does. I used it however because I got more functionality out of Firefox than I did with Chrome. Stuff like Grease Monkey Scripts, Twitter stuff, etc... I was tired of adding add-ons to firefox, and I wanted to tweet and facebook without using seesmic or tweetdeck. So I tried Google Wave but that was clunky, then Extensions came out and all of my browser woes have suddenly been solved. I know longer have to use I.E. Tab in firefox, I no longer have to deal with the lock ups, the hang ups, the slow start time, the clunky interface, the lack luster design, or any of it.

    If you had asked me 1 month ago what I would have rated Flock I would have given it 4 stars, and Firefox 3 stars, Chrome 3.5 stars if possible. Thanks to how Chrome extensions work, Chrome is the only browser I can give a 5 star rating to. My browser experience for the past month with Chrome has been almost perfect. Now firefox is ONLY ever used when I need to be in 2 gmail accounts simultaneously unless I can get firebird to work properly.

    Nothing against firefox, or Flock they are both better than I.E. but I.E. is a zero to me now, Firefox is a 2, Flock is a 2.5 and Chrome is a 5. That's just how I feel. I got tired of memory leaks, slow load times, Chrome handles tabs better (even though it clusters up the task manager sorting makes it easy to deal with) it's just an overall better experience IMO and firefox is no longer the King of Browsers. I no longer have to use extensions to add features Chrome has built in.

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