Posted by Saturday, August 27, 2011on
I've been long time user of Google Chrome since a customer mentioned it was a very light, simple and fast option to browse the Internet. However, we are always open to options, and in a recent CNN article I found Opera very interesting, I download it and tried it.
Opera as CNN described, it is a smart browser, with smart functions and beautiful interface, however, it feels slower to render pages compared to Chrome.
And then, this week buzz is all about Firefox 6. I had given it a try before and I stopped using it because is slow to start and need to deal with those all popup windows for updates, remember password and so on.
But well, it is 2011, I told myself; maybe it has evolved since then. So, I went to Mozilla website, downloaded the installer, very light, and got it running in less than 5 minutes. First impression was good, very nice and neat interface (first thing I did was remove the Ask toolbar), then browser speed ok, not as fast as Chrome, but faster than Opera.
And then, I could live with it for 3 days, until today, at first start in the morning, I got that screen again “There is a new update… do you want to upgrade", then several minutes to wait for download and update. That's it; it has not evolved enough for me to leave Chrome.
So, here are my six reasons why I don't like Firefox 6