Web Development

I’m Probably Getting Ready to Dump Firefox

Anyone who knows me knows that I have long been a big supporter of Firefox.  Back in the day, Firefox was the breath of fresh air in the otherwise olfactory-oppressing wasteland of an IE-dominated interwebs.  Firefox was fast, innovative, and, best of all, let you add stuff on to it.

Add cool stuff.  Like Pay-Pal plugins.  Like RSS readers.  Like Firebug.

It was the bees’ knees, and looked like it was going to gobble up all the stragglers that IE left in its “who cares about the experience” attitude toward the internet.

But then Chrome came along.  It was sleek.  It was fast.  And best of all, it brought some fresher-than-Firefox ideas to browsing.

Better, fresher ideas.  Like tabs-on-top.  Like better architecture for faster…everything.  Like not-having-to-upgrade-every-2.5-seconds.

So I’ve been using Chrome alot lately.  Sure, it’s different.  But what I’ve found is that it’s better.  Sure, it doesn’t have Firebug (which is probably the only reason whatsoever that I continue to use Firefox).  But every version gets better.  And faster.  And awesomer.

And Firefox?  Perhaps its my groaning, Vista-laden PC, but Firefox hates everything.  It’s slow, it freezes, it crashes…and very few of the plugins that I depend on for Firefox to be awesome can keep up with the More >