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    "Amazing Google invented THE actual best world browser!"

    April 22, 2012  |   By mauron76

    Pros

    Almost everything! Chrome is fast, safe, efficient, simple to use, easy to configure, full of stuff for personalizing it... After starting with old-fashion and rubbish Explorer, I used Opera. But its lack of compatibility with other browsers and features made me change for Firefox. Besides there was a persistant add cookie I couldn't block on Opera... At that time I was a total freak of Firefox but found Chrome suspicious (if not weird!) for different kind of reasons (mainly security and simplicity). A sudden need to change my computer and the fact that I the sync function on Firefox didn't work and therefore that I had to reenter all my bookmarks and add-ons made me change my mind regarding Firefox! Seen that I had a Gmail address and that Chrome started to propose apps and add-ons I started to interest myself in this browser. And now I'm a freak of Chrome. I also thought that Firefox had more add-ons/options. But most of them are already set in Chrome! Eg. no need to restart Chrome!

    Cons

    - A few persistant bugs on the stable channel regarding Shockwave Flash Player for downloading videos! Or even crashes... But they seem to be more rare fortunately.
    - Besides, DON'T try to play with the various Chrome channels Stable/Beta/Dev, passing from one to another as there may be several bugs after that. I experienced this kind of problems. Now I'm sticking to the stable version. On Firefox it is easy to pass from one version to another. But on Chrome NOT! Hopefully Chrome will soon resolve this kind of problems...
    - It would be more logical if the key option (on the right) is set on the left of the screen! Or if its place (left or right) could be chosen in the options...

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  • Reply by musicman4you on April 24, 2012

    I love Opera and it is my main browser and has been for over a year.Don't like Firefox at all anymore.

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