I've installed several browsers, none are perfect
by albizzia - 9/7/08 6:49 PM
In Reply to: It hurts Firefox not IE. by isting
I've tried Firefox and was not impressed, went back to IE7 as IE7 has a clean interface with minimal toolbars and maximal space for the web page.
Safari was even worse. Who at apple came up with the stupid idea of loading the bookmarks/favorites as a web page, very sloooowly? In typical Apple fashion, it insisted on inserting its own entries into the bookmarks. Safari was supposed to be fast, but that wasn't what I found.
Chrome is a serious challenger to IE, it is noticeably faster than IE and has many slick features missing from IE. Like IE7 it displays less toolbars and more web page than FF or Safari (but IE7 still has Chrome beat in web page size, with a full screen mode and a nifty page zoom function missing from Chrome). It still has a few bugs and crashes occasionally, that's to be expected in a beta version. It handle crashes well, usually closing just the offending tab.
Chrome has a few peculiarities. When the favorites/bookmarks were imported from IE, it picked several at random and displayed them across the bookmark bar, apparently for convenience sake - but none were frequently used, or recently used, or recently added. I wish it would have asked me to pick which ones I wanted there, that would have been more convenient and useful.
Still, Chrome is the first alternative to IE that I can honestly say I prefer.
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