Chrome VS Firefox

Monday, April 29, 2013 by kona0197 | Discussion: Personal Computing

I'll admit I have been a long time Firefox user. However I have noticed lately that Firefox has become more and more bloated and still has a memory leak. There are even sites I visit that Firefox will not work correctly. Wincustomize is one, Facebook is another. On Firefox, Wincustomize takes forever to load. On Chrome, a matter of seconds. On Firefox, I have issues when scrolling down my news feed on Facebook. Firefox just freezes up. I thought newer hardware would fix that, but nope. Even with extensions disabled Firefox has issues with Facebook. I have no issues at all with Facebook on Chrome.

So my question is this: Is Chrome better, faster than Firefox these days?

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GoaFan77
Reply #1 Tuesday, April 30, 2013 12:29 AM

I had much the same problem, however, after several months of using just Chrome, I notice it is no longer as fast as it was either. Perhaps web browsers slow down with use just like computers? 

tazgecko
Reply #2 Tuesday, April 30, 2013 3:35 AM

Think it always has been, Chrome is very fast. I've stuck with Pale Moon because of NoScript and it doesn't track you. Otherwise I would of swapped long ago ...

WebGizmos
Reply #3 Tuesday, April 30, 2013 3:48 AM

Not sure what you guys are doing to your Firefox...but I've been using it since 2003 and never noticed any slowdown with it...for me it flies anywhere I go...except here some times.

BoXXi
Reply #4 Tuesday, April 30, 2013 4:03 AM

I've tried everything available at some point, and Chrome is the fastest most reliable one I have used. I even used tabbed browsing on Chrome, which I never did on any other browser.

Jafo
Reply #6 Tuesday, April 30, 2013 9:09 AM

WebGizmos
Not sure what you guys are doing to your Firefox...

In this end of the woods foxes are vermin....

Wizard1956
Reply #7 Tuesday, April 30, 2013 9:17 AM

LMFAO!

Matopicus
Reply #8 Tuesday, April 30, 2013 9:19 AM

I used firefox for a long time and refused to use anything, but like you i noticed that it was becoming cumbersome and bulky to use. It's performance wasn't great not bad but not good either. I then tried chrome and initially didn't like it that much but it was a heck of a lot faster. Now i can't even think of going back to firefox, i've been using chrome for about a year now and it's still 10x faster then firefox. The key with chrome and most likely firefox as well is the number of plugins and stuff you have installed. Some of those will kill performance and if you have multiple then your asking for slug speed. 

DrJBHL
Reply #9 Tuesday, April 30, 2013 9:22 AM

@ Jafo -  Ouch.

heft
Reply #10 Tuesday, April 30, 2013 10:14 AM

I prefer Chrome myself--not only for the speed, but also the features. 

Lavo_2
Reply #11 Tuesday, April 30, 2013 10:42 AM

Chrome has been far less stable for me that FF, in the time that I used it. I also didn't like the interface, and missed my tabs on the bottom. So I'm an exclusive FF user.

rustysam
Reply #12 Tuesday, April 30, 2013 10:51 AM

It seems that the latest updates are more stable on my computer

rahal
Reply #13 Tuesday, April 30, 2013 12:21 PM



Quoting WebGizmos, reply 3Not sure what you guys are doing to your Firefox...



In this end of the woods foxes are vermin....

Jafo
Reply #14 Tuesday, April 30, 2013 7:44 PM

rahal ...I'm not sure the relevance of the image.

My 'end of the woods' is Australia.  Introduced 'vermin' have decimated hundreds of native fauna species.

WebGizmos
Reply #15 Tuesday, April 30, 2013 8:20 PM

Matopicus
The key with chrome and most likely firefox as well is the number of plugins and stuff you have installed. Some of those will kill performance and if you have multiple then your asking for slug speed.

The only extras I have installed are "NoScript" & "Adblock Plus" and like I said...no problems here with Firefox at all.

PoSmedley
Reply #16 Tuesday, April 30, 2013 8:39 PM

Disable all add-ons in both browsers and then compare. 

 

Wizard1956
Reply #17 Tuesday, April 30, 2013 8:42 PM

Or, you could use a browser that is reliable, well supported, sans bells, whistles and next to worthless problem creating extensions and add-ons. One that doesn't see a version change every week if not sooner and works and behaves like it should. Maybe you've heard of it...Internet Explorer. I prefer #9, but even the #8 variety gets the job done. I'm not  going to say anything bad about #10 but it is a work in progress at the moment and comes in a questionable wrapper.

kona0197
Reply #18 Tuesday, April 30, 2013 9:12 PM

PoSmedley
Disable all add-ons in both browsers and then compare. 

I have the same problems even with add-ons disabled. 

Phoon
Reply #19 Tuesday, April 30, 2013 9:19 PM

I've been an avid hater of Firefox for years now. Every single system I ever used it on had a problem with memory leaks and slowdowns. Did I use addons? Of course I did, that is WHY I used it, because it had some cool addons.

For quite some time now I've been using Chrome with Speed Dial 2, Adblock Plus, Roboform, and Photo Zoom for Facebook.

Is it faster than IE10 ? Dunno, but you can bet your ass it is faster and much more reliable than firefox ever was on it's best days.

kona0197
Reply #20 Tuesday, April 30, 2013 9:39 PM

Wizard1956
Maybe you've heard of it...Internet Explorer.

Sorry. I can't use IE. It just doesn't behave like I need it to. It's not fast, has no add ons that I need like ad blocking. 

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