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Mr. Pedantic

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#11 9 years ago
LOL, how many people really NEED 15+ tabs open at once? Sheer madness and/or plain laziness in closing ones you're leaving open needlessly if you ask me. And besides, I was comparing IRON to FF 4, not Chrome. Chrome has more running in the background so it probably uses more mem, but I'm not willing to needlessly take risks using a devil may care browser based on convenience vs security just to prove that. There are two devils, IE & Chrome.

I do. At the moment I actually have 15 tabs open in Opera. If I'm actually doing something like research for an assignment or studying, I'll probably have more tabs open across multiple windows - notes, animations, articles, etc. My browser is my EndNote.

As for Chrome, you are seriously saying that a few security vulnerabilities and Google's tracking software take up about 320MB of memory? Don't be daft.




Zedo Mann

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#12 9 years ago

I prefer Opera over Chrome, but I guess I prefer a lot of nice features in my browser. I prefer Firefox over either of them.




Von II

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#13 9 years ago

Firefox. :D

Especially the new one.




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Modern Warfare

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#14 9 years ago

Mr. Pedantic;5360400I do. At the moment I actually have 15 tabs open in Opera. If I'm actually doing something like research for an assignment or studying, I'll probably have more tabs open across multiple windows - notes, animations, articles, etc. My browser is my EndNote.

As for Chrome, you are seriously saying that a few security vulnerabilities and Google's tracking software take up about 320MB of memory? Don't be daft.

Since when do research and studying fall into chatting on a gaming forum? Since you said "at the moment", I have to assume at least some of what you have open is totally unnecessary. One can also fairly easily bookmark certain pages rather than have them ALL open simultaneously. Seriously, I think in your excessive want of convenience, you're being unrealistic and asking for too much in a browser.

No, I'm not saying that at all about Chrome, I'm saying Iron as a browser itself is likely overall more streamlined and efficient, ASIDE from the addons or features of Chrome. Then again, with what you expect from a browser, you'd probably load it up with tons of addons, a leisure chat page or two, a music streaming service, God knows what else, and just slow it back down and bloat it.

Bottom line, if you want speed and performance you maximize efficiency in how you use a browser, rather than loading it up with addons and pages out of sheer laziness. That's daft IMO.




D3matt

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#15 9 years ago

I basically stopped reading the thread when the OP bashed firefox.




Mr. Pedantic

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#16 9 years ago
Since when do research and studying fall into chatting on a gaming forum? Since you said "at the moment", I have to assume at least some of what you have open is totally unnecessary. One can also fairly easily bookmark certain pages rather than have them ALL open simultaneously. Seriously, I think in your excessive want of convenience, you're being unrealistic and asking for too much in a browser.

Ah. I see where you're coming from now. If only Firefox is good at it, then it's unrealistic! Right?

I use Chrome on my laptop because of its speed with a few tabs open. On my desktop where I do the majority of my browsing and usually have a lot of things going on, I want convenience. And for Chrome it seems to be a compromise. With the other browsers, it doesn't.

Bottom line, if you want speed and performance you maximize efficiency in how you use a browser, rather than loading it up with addons and pages out of sheer laziness. That's daft IMO.

I would rather have Opera be a stripped-down browser with add-ons than what it is now, which is a full-featured browser, but one the majority of whose features I do not use, either because I don't need them, or because they are, frankly, very disappointing in their implementation. I would rather only have to deal with the overhead that I need to deal with, not all this other crap that I don't need but comes with the browser anyway.




*The.Doctor

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#17 9 years ago

I use Iron most of the time, along with Opera. I just installed Opera 10.6 the other day and so far i'm liking it. I haven't used Firefox in a long time, its just too slow and clunky compared to the newest releases of the other browsers.




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#18 9 years ago
Mr. Pedantic;5360603I use Chrome on my laptop because of its speed with a few tabs open. I would rather have Opera be a stripped-down browser with add-ons than what it is now...

Sounds like you ought to try Iron if you haven't. It may be the best of both worlds for you.




Mad Cat MkII

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#19 9 years ago

tried Iron once, was alright till i noticed that i couldn't use my fingerprint reader with it. went back to good old firefox and never looked back.




Caelum

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#20 9 years ago
I basically stopped reading the thread when the OP bashed firefox.

I said I'd rather use Chrome/Opera than Firefox... :rolleyes:

In any case, think I'll definitely give Iron a try :)