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Which Browser Do You Prefer Chrome, Chromium, Opera, Or Firefox

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March 19, 2014 7:34:45 PM

I have been looking forward to a web browser application that can seamlessly browse and stream videos on a wireless network. I have discretely removed programs I don't use and those I don't use often that run in the background. I defrag my hard drives often enough to keep performance at it's peak. I have steered clear from malware and viruses with help of a great anti-virus program. Today for the first time I started using Opera Next browser. In comparison to Google Chrome, it's a hell of a lot faster...great but not exactly the complete package. So now Im looking into theses browsers: (chromium for desktop pc), chromium (portable), and Opera portable which I heard is super-d-duper! All in all I'm partial to Google Chrome, but what I need is speed. And I do clear my history's every hour or so, considering I download and watch lots of videos.

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March 19, 2014 7:43:20 PM

concernedcomputeruser said:
I have been looking forward to a web browser application that can seamlessly browse and stream videos on a wireless network. I have discretely removed programs I don't use and those I don't use often that run in the background. I defrag my hard drives often enough to keep performance at it's peak. I have steered clear from malware and viruses with help of a great anti-virus program. Today for the first time I started using Opera Next browser. In comparison to Google Chrome, it's a hell of a lot faster...great but not exactly the complete package. So now Im looking into theses browsers: (chromium for desktop pc), chromium (portable), and Opera portable which I heard is super-d-duper! All in all I'm partial to Google Chrome, but what I need is speed. And I do clear my history's every hour or so, considering I download and watch lots of videos.


I like Firefox, and Chrome is very poorly coded.
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March 19, 2014 7:48:45 PM

I personally use Firefox as my day to day browser. I am sure it is not the fastest, but it gets the job done without issues. I also have my cache and profile on a ram drive. Please note that videos streamed in flash player to NOT all save in your cache some use the temp folder in appdata.

As for clearing the history/cache. I would not bother unless you are worried about someone on the computer snooping. Browsers will clear this data all by them selves at a certain size.

Chrome works quite well with its build in flash player for sites that stream in flash.

I would personally just test them out and get your own idea of what YOU like since no 2 people are the same.
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March 19, 2014 8:01:38 PM

I'm still stuck on Opera...so far I have gained hours on hours in comparison to chrome
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March 19, 2014 9:46:39 PM

Note to self, Try Opera web browser.

Not sure how you gain hours with mostly streaming, but the compression feature should load pages faster for sure(when used).
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March 19, 2014 9:55:54 PM

Well I also explore thousands of music sites and download. So far Opera has allowed me to get there safe and sound better than with Chrome.
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April 8, 2014 4:07:49 AM

Chrome and other chromium browsers(Like Opera or Torch) are very good.The Internet Explorer 11 was good when it came out but since microsoft rarely updates the browser, its performance did not get any better and it scores low when it comes to HTML5.I have also tried the Firefox browser which had plenty of features but it gave me the impression that it lacked speed.
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April 8, 2014 8:38:48 AM

You opened the flame topic. Anyway I prefer Firefox (before 25.0) because of the customisation features it offers and because of that it doesn't need a processor core and a GB RAM for every tab I open.
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April 8, 2014 10:21:29 AM

Alvendam said:
You opened the flame topic. Anyway I prefer Firefox (before 25.0) because of the customisation features it offers and because of that it doesn't need a processor core and a GB RAM for every tab I open.


YAY FOR INEFFICIENT BROWSERS!
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April 10, 2014 8:07:35 PM

Hello man said:
I like Firefox, and Chrome is very poorly coded.


How do you figure that?
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April 13, 2014 8:37:02 PM

Powerbolt said:
Hello man said:
I like Firefox, and Chrome is very poorly coded.


How do you figure that?


At least for mac, when I run it and Firefox with the same tabs open, I get Chrome as the highest power consumer. Inefficiently coded.
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April 13, 2014 9:30:17 PM

Hello man said:
Powerbolt said:
Hello man said:
I like Firefox, and Chrome is very poorly coded.


How do you figure that?


At least for mac, when I run it and Firefox with the same tabs open, I get Chrome as the highest power consumer. Inefficiently coded.


Haven't noticed that on a Windows machine. Perhaps I'll have to run a few tests between the two then.


EDIT: Downloaded it and analyzed both of them running a couple Youtube videos concurrently with some other anonymous tabs. Regardless they both run circles around IE (LOL), but I did notice small negligible differences between the two.

As far as usage goes they're essentially the same (No reason to dump one another for the other). Adversely, Chrome does take up a bit more memory than Firefox (~100,000 K give or take). Again, not a huge difference.

Probably my least favorite thing about Chrome is that it doesn't handle tabs internally, but floods your task manager with a process for each tab. I do suppose that has it's advantages though; allowing for individual processing, and preventing performance hits from being felt across the entire program, etc.
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April 14, 2014 10:57:31 AM

Powerbolt said:
Hello man said:
Powerbolt said:
Hello man said:
I like Firefox, and Chrome is very poorly coded.


How do you figure that?


At least for mac, when I run it and Firefox with the same tabs open, I get Chrome as the highest power consumer. Inefficiently coded.


Haven't noticed that on a Windows machine. Perhaps I'll have to run a few tests between the two then.


EDIT: Downloaded it and analyzed both of them running a couple Youtube videos concurrently with some other anonymous tabs. Regardless they both run circles around IE (LOL), but I did notice small negligible differences between the two.

As far as usage goes they're essentially the same (No reason to dump one another for the other). Adversely, Chrome does take up a bit more memory than Firefox (~100,000 K give or take). Again, not a huge difference.

Probably my least favorite thing about Chrome is that it doesn't handle tabs internally, but floods your task manager with a process for each tab. I do suppose that has it's advantages though; allowing for individual processing, and preventing performance hits from being felt across the entire program, etc.


Hmmmm. Interesting. Chrome is geared for muti-threaded processors then. Meaning the less threads you have, the less efficient Chrome would be. That wold also allow you to quit a frozen tab. But if one was watching movies or doing some other more intense thing in only one tab, Chrome would eat more juice.
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April 14, 2014 11:09:37 AM

Chrome is good...
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April 14, 2014 12:17:23 PM

almz said:
Chrome is good...


I just don't like the idea of google watching me.
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April 16, 2014 4:09:36 AM

If you're worried about your cache taking up too much space in your drive, make sure you change the default settings. I changed the settings in Firefox, IE & Seamonkey so that their maximum cache size is 50MB each. And if you're really paranoid about your history, they can also be set to delete all or some of your browsing history when they close out (ex. you can set it so that it remembers your passwords, but clears out your browsing history & cookies when you exit).
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