Do opening pages depend so much on browser’s speed? As I know web surfing mostly depends from web server and Internet connection. Yes, when you’re starting a session with Google Chrome it opens much faster than Firefox, but in further surfing there is no big difference. Of course, I f you have many Firefox add-ons it will open new tabs a little bit slower than Chrome, but if you start Firefox in the safe mode (click start menu, choose “run” and type “firefox.exe -safe-mode”) it will start session as fast as Chrome and will open tabs as fast as Chrome.
In safe mode Firefox is add-ons empty, just like Google’s Chrome. So, it’s user’s choice, do you use Mozilla Firefox’s extensions or not?
Many will be misguided with Chrome’s prompt opening session, but Google will not, at least in eye reach time, keep up all the quality that Mozilla Firefox is providing to its users, because Firefox is open source and there are all kind of plugins and ad-ons provided by users and developers…I just cannot see Google reaching this kind of utilities.
On the other hand we have to be aware there are so many people using Internet just to open email account and to watch YouTube clips. They are Google Chrome’s target market – opening emails, watching clips and clicking on the Google’s ads. I do not have nothing against their earnings or against anyone else earning money, but if you’re on the Internet more than just to read emails than consider adding Firefox add–ons suitable for you among other Internet productivities.
I’m big fun of Google, just imagine how deserted will Internet be without all Google’s useful tools, but I see this Google move into browsing market with Chrome, they’re just bringing in confusion. If they wanted to contribute to market they could continue developing web accelerator for Firefox (Google extension available for Firefox under version 3), but since Mozilla built Firefox 3, they stopped contributing extension, reason is obvious.
You can download the latest version (3.1), still in beta, so do not expect all add-ons to work.
UPDATE: I use Chrome more than Firefox lately but it’s probably for another post.
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