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Convince me to switch to Firefox.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Exactly as the title suggest. Ever since Chrome became the popular browser around, I've been using it. However, its RAM usage really ticks the crap out of me. However, I don't want to leave the unified environment that I have set up here on my PC, my laptop and my phone.

 

So... convince me... without mentioning the obvious reason of RAM usage.

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You can use google on Firefox. Which means you don't have to leave any unified environment that you are on. When ever i search something on my pc it's in my recent when i use chrome on my phone. :)

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Mozilla claims that Firefox loads websites slightly faster than Chrome.Firefox’s designers and developers try to make the best decision on behalf of the user, while always leaning toward privacy first.

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4 minutes ago, NunoLava1998 said:

Firefox is even worse with RAM tho

it can be, but that doesn't mean it is.
Natively, stock with no plugins, it comes in slightly lighter for resource hog levels.

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Firefox brings with it it's own ecosystem, and it's not as though using firefox completely shuts you out of your Google data hivemind data farming ecosystem.

Even then, there are alternatives to both. Vivaldi is another popular one. Opera and offerings from Mozilla such as Waterfox, Pale Moon, Seamonkey, and others. This list could grow quite extensive for browsers of many different origins.


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8 minutes ago, AmateurPCGuy said:

Exactly as the title suggest. Ever since Chrome became the popular browser around, I've been using it. However, its RAM usage really ticks the crap out of me. However, I don't want to leave the unified environment that I have set up here on my PC, my laptop and my phone.

 

So... convince me... without mentioning the obvious reason of RAM usage.

You've got a good reason. There are also the privacy concerns and Google's approaching monopoly.

2 minutes ago, NunoLava1998 said:

Firefox is even worse with RAM tho

No it's not. It's pretty heavy handed, but still uses less.


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5 minutes ago, NunoLava1998 said:

Firefox is even worse with RAM tho

I agree with that fact. For me having the usually tabs open uses 3000MB. Whereas Firefox uses 1300MB

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12 minutes ago, AmateurPCGuy said:

So... convince me

Why should I?


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For me its privacy really, firefox has anti profiling and anti tracking features that i really like in an otherwise equally good browser. You still have all the extensions too.


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Firefox uses more RAM actually


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Just did a quick test, with 65 tabs open and my usual stuff in background am using just under 3GB total ram usage. With just a couple open, it's at around 1300MB.


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no tracking or spying from google


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Use Opera instead. Is based on Chrome so you basically stay with familiar browser. Firefox is crap now since they disable almost all extensions. You cannot even remap your keyboard.

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