Sunday, February 13, 2011

Firefox isn't good anymore

Hello. I am back after however long it has been, and I bring new information. Today I am here to talk to you about browsers, and how your browser choice will affect you.

So, like most of us, I started out with Internet Explorer, because it was already on my computer. It got the job done, but it was slow and slowed down my computer too much. It was around 2008 that I started hearing so much about this wonderful alternative called Firefox. It was open source, you could install addons and do whatever you wanted. So I downloaded it and it was goodbye IE.

Three years later and I was still using Firefox. I noticed it took up quite a bit of processing power, and ran slowly. Still better than IE, but it was irritating. Everyone around me said that Firefox was yesterday's news, and Chrome was now the shit. I was weary of it because I tried it when it first came out and hated it very much. But I sucked it up and decided to try it again, maybe it was better now. And it was fucking amazing.

It was everything that Firefox tried to be when it first came out, but better. The extensions installed more smoothly, it had a sleek interface, each tab started it's own process, meaning the browser would crash less often, and my bookmarks imported over quickly and easily. It starts up and performs quickly and the interface also is beautiful, but none of these things impress me the most. Every aspect of the browser seems to be in harmony. Everything comes together to form what can only be described as a unified browsing experience. And I know that sounds like some crap out of a Hallmark card, but it's true. It's one of those things that you can only understand after you have tried it.

So to all of you reading this, go out and try Chrome if you haven't already. I have confidence it will beat out Firefox as the tech-savvy person's browser if it hasn't yet. Well, fellow bloggers, this has been my two-cents on browsers. Stay classy.

1 comment:

  1. i definitely prefer chrome, even if it crashes a lot