- 28 months ago
So, I've been a staunch supporter of Google Chrome, while also knowing it's weaknesses - RAM hogging, insecurities, and some mess-ups with my bookmarks bar (The link to "Minecraft Wiki" has the PCPP logo next to it). But I've always liked it for it's involvement with the Google ecosystem.
Now, though, cause of issues with random slow-downs due to a web app I ran on Chrome (long since stopped), I've transitioned over to Firefox Quantum for most tasks. It's faster, and I like it just as much. It doesn't have Google's app ecosystem, but it's private mode is more secure, and it's much more responsive, has a cleaner, less cluttered UI, and.... uses more RAM and CPU than Chrome? Yes, 9 tabs of Firefox takes 6Gb of RAM and 30% of my processing power, compared to 3Gb and 25% processing power for 12 tabs of Chrome. It makes playing games a pain - I have to close some tabs when I need to boot up, say Company of Heroes. But I believe it's worth it. Firefox has become my go-to, while I use Chrome for everything school, cause, well, app integration.
Your experiences with these browsers?