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  • 3.0 stars

    "All good things come to an end"

    February 14, 2013  |   By jscott418

    Pros

    Fast as any browser out there

    Cons

    Intermittent crashes with Flash video. Pushes too hard to nag about a Google account or making Google.com Home page
    Some web page buttons are broken or have limited area for clicking.
    I have to click several times a button to record a click.

    Summary

    I used to think Chrome was THE browser for just about everyone.
    But now I refrain from bragging too much about it. I think some things Google did with Chrome did advance the browser. But now things like intergrated Flash player have only made more problems.
    Actually the more I end up back with IE9 I develop much more of a respect for it. The ideal of such a long update period between browser versions. Does turn off many from IE. But now I find that maybe these frequent updates like Google and Mozilla do are not the best way of providing a solid browser. Maybe they get feature improvements faster. But haven't Chrome and Firefox developed more stability problems with that?

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  • Reply by wyzwyk on February 15, 2013

    While I could NEVER go back to a feature deficiant Internet Explorer, as you did, I do very much agree with you that both Chrome and Firefox's stability has been adversely effected by their fast release schedules. You never know what you're going to get with those two browsers; sometimes they are rock-solid stable and sometimes not. I would like to see a release schedule much longer than the 18 week development/6 weeks release period Google and Mozilla presently employ, but much shorter that the several year schedule that Microsoft uses.

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