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What does Firefox have over Chrome?

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4 years ago#1
Think I might just switch now that Chrome has a ton of add ons now, didn't switch over in the beginning when Chrome didn't have add ons -
4 years ago#2
Still has more addons on the firefox side, the UI may be more to the user's taste and it's not tied to google.
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4 years ago#3
A better add-on API and ecosystem.

There are plenty of add-ons, but quality is less than Firefox.
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4 years ago#4
It has much more instances of being slow!

Seriously though, it has a lot more add ons, and better developed add ons in general.
Some say one or the other are ram hogs, in my experience they both use a sizeable amount of ram, but that is not a huge deal to me. Ram is there to be used, unless you have a low end pc I suppose.
4 years ago#5
Firefox uses significantly less memory, has more/better addons, and there are some functional differences (such as how tabs are resized, search results in the location bar, etc...) that increase productivity by quite a bit in my opinion. If only Firefox Sync was as good as Chrome Sync...
4 years ago#6
Since Chrome puts each tab in a seperate process I think most people think Chrome uses less RAM.
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4 years ago#7
Chrome, especially Chrome WITH addons, bleeds just as much, if not more RAM than Firefox on the average day. And in my experience, Chrome seems to bog down worse with addons, while Firefox stays stable under similar circumstances.

So, I tend to end up running Chrome without addons just so it functions better, and at that point, Firefox running with addons does much better, IMO.
4 years ago#8
With add-ons out of the question, user UI is very subjective. There's only a few times when discussing convenience can be a matter of fact between the two. Me and my friend are neck-and-neck with Firefox and Chrome, proving each other wrong sometimes. Can't really say which wins here in interface-discussion.

Add-on wise, Firefox I feel wins here. Chrome still gets a little buggy with some add-ons. But I'm not a hardcore "internet-surfer", so I can't say too much.
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4 years ago#9
Can't stand Chrome UI. But then I'm one of the people whose desktop is full of icons for quick access, instead of looking superclean with just "Recycle Bin".
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