Google Chrome is the most-used browser on the internet. The browser rose to fame as an alternative to slow, sluggish incumbents — Internet Explorer and Safari. But Google Chrome has become the new leader, and as a result has itself become the sluggish incumbent. It became the thing we hated. We created a monster. It’s time for a change. Also: What about Firefox? I don’t say this lightly. Over the past few months, I’ve been testing browsers, examining things like performance, memory usage, battery usage, and overall feel of using the browser. I know that picking the “best” browser is a personal and potentially controversial thing. It’s a bit like asking whose Mom makes the best apple pie (mine, of course), or whether it’s cats or dogs that rule (cats, because dogs are just a rubbish, attention-seeking kind of cat). The answers are personal. Specific to the individual use case. But, with that said, I can still come up with a number of good reasons to dump Chrome. Power usage If your device is powered by a battery, then you’re best using the stock browser. On Windows, that is Edge, and on Mac and iOS that’s Safari. Both have been… Read full this story
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