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Firefox or Google Chrome for linux. - December 11th 2009, 11:17 AM

I have both of these on my laptop, I haven't decided which one to use yet. They both seem about the same speed, but I'm no good with technical stuff (as most of you know.)
Does anybody else here use Google Chrome on linux? What do you think to it? It is faster than Firefox?
I'm playing around with both of them at the moment. :]
Advantages and disadvantages? I can't see much difference between the two.
What web browser do you use on linux?
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Re: Firefox or Google Chrome for linux. - December 11th 2009, 04:22 PM

I don't know what the heck linux is. BUT...
I choose firefox over google chrome (:




   
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Re: Firefox or Google Chrome for linux. - December 11th 2009, 06:50 PM

I have friends that use chrome and swear by it, but I haven't used it much. As far as I can see it really just has extra features over firefox, so I'd say stick with firefox unless you're going to take advantage of what chrome offers (if you want speed I'd say the file manager is the quickest anyway )

For linux compatibility they're about the same.
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Re: Firefox or Google Chrome for linux. - December 11th 2009, 07:15 PM

I don't use Linux, but I absolutely love Google Chrome, its the BEST!



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Re: Firefox or Google Chrome for linux. - December 12th 2009, 11:38 PM

Haven't used Linux is quite a while, and as someone above said, I also have friends who swear by it, but I still prefer Firefox for its customisability. Though I mostly use Safari under Windows because it's even faster.

Why not just install both and see which one you like the best?


   
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Re: Firefox or Google Chrome for linux. - December 13th 2009, 12:17 AM

I swore by google chrome till I got a mac, now I'm using safari, but once chromes out of beta for osx I'll be straight back there! I find it faster than firefox, once you've got all the plugins for various flash and things set up... I have found a few sites arent compatible with it too, I'd give it a go for, well give it 2 weeks, and you wont look back . Its amazing!!!



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Re: Firefox or Google Chrome for linux. - December 14th 2009, 08:52 PM

Well, considering Google Chrome is rather new, customization options are smaller than firefox's. And I have never personally used linux, or any variant thereof. So, I can't say anything about compatibility between linux and the browsers.
However, if security is a big concern to you, consider this:
Fewer people use Chrome than firefox. Fewer people use firefox then Internet explorer (Ugh). The more people use a program, the faster hackers and the like will find vulnerabilities, the faster they'll make exploits to attack your computer through the program, and the less secure the program is. Since Chrome is rather new, it will most likely be the most secure out of the two.
And some sites might not support chrome. I know a couple sites that only load right if you use firefox (and some that only load if you use Internet explorer, ugh).

My personal preference is chrome, for the record.
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Re: Firefox or Google Chrome for linux. - December 14th 2009, 08:58 PM

Well, as I use linux (woooo) I must say that at the moment Chrome isn't the best =p I would recommend using Firefox as at the moment it is the superior browser.
Though saying this it probably won't be long before chrome overtakes firefox
   
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Re: Firefox or Google Chrome for linux. - December 14th 2009, 09:08 PM

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However, if security is a big concern to you, consider this:
Fewer people use Chrome than firefox. Fewer people use firefox then Internet explorer (Ugh). The more people use a program, the faster hackers and the like will find vulnerabilities, the faster they'll make exploits to attack your computer through the program, and the less secure the program is. Since Chrome is rather new, it will most likely be the most secure out of the two.
And some sites might not support chrome. I know a couple sites that only load right if you use firefox (and some that only load if you use Internet explorer, ugh).
Allow me to comment on that Yes, Firefox is more popular and therefore a bigger target, however remember that it's open source, while Chrome is maintained by Google. Which means that Chrome is slower to react to security vulnerabilities, while Firefox has its own group of hackers behind it, keeping it secure 24/7.
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Re: Firefox or Google Chrome for linux. - December 14th 2009, 09:18 PM

Firefox, for all reasons people have stated above. As well as the fact there are tonnes of add-ons to download to go with it, which to me, are ultra-handy.
   
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