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Why do people insist on avoid chrome when they use Google services?

14 minutes ago, pythonmegapixel said:

 

lol have fun connecting anything without a wired NIC to the internet then

I present to you the mobile phone. Lol.

 

 

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17 minutes ago, Mark Kaine said:

I present to you the mobile phone. Lol.

So you just use LTE for all internet activities on non-Ethernet devices?

Don't you find that to be too slow?

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20 minutes ago, pythonmegapixel said:

So you just use LTE for all internet activities on non-Ethernet devices?

Don't you find that to be too slow?

well for my device (s) sure. ironically I don't find wifi very practical, for myself. especially not when it would mean sharing my home internet with more than one device... (especially when I'm gaming)

 

 

nah, it's not slow for my needs, I can watch videos in 480p or something which is honestly fine on a small screen. I can even watch and upload a video simultaneously!

 

But anyways I was just commenting on the notion wifi would be google owned, which might (hopefully) has just been a misunderstanding lol.

 

 

 

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On 10/1/2020 at 1:27 PM, Ertman said:

AFAIK, At one point it was because it was a memory hog.

Nah, it's not like Firefox is particularly lightweight. It's more about personal preference and not being down with every browser being essentially the same thing.

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Because Edge came preinstalled ;)

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1 minute ago, Tristerin said:

Because Edge came preinstalled ;)

But Edge is Chromium.  🤔

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2 minutes ago, Quinnell said:

But Edge is Chromium.  🤔

But it aint Chrome the browser, and I answered OPs question, and I use plenty of other google services

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1 hour ago, Matt1632 said:

Floatplane :)

Sure. Who's one it? LTT? And that's about it. I'm talking platform where you can watch various content creators. There just isn't any on alternate video streaming sites.

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I don't use chrome or G services so they can't call me a hypocrite, checkmate.

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On 10/1/2020 at 5:14 PM, TetraSky said:

I "avoid" Chrome, only because Vivaldi is my browser of choice.

I actually like having easily accessible bookmarks that I can show and hide everything quickly and without hassle (Thus, the side panels are great).

I can't live without mouse gestures either, makes web browsing SO MUCH faster.

How the browser doesn't just kill/close itself the moment I close the last tab because I want to go back to the home page.

 

And many many more, without the use of extensions, including an actual adblocker.

Wow I didn't realize any browser had that many features. I can't believe I've been using Edge Canary instead of this.

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On 10/2/2020 at 4:15 PM, Sauron said:

Nah, it's not like Firefox is particularly lightweight. It's more about personal preference and not being down with every browser being essentially the same thing.

Well its been literally quoted by people, it has even appeared on LTT videos, and while it doesn't matter to you, it apparently matters to some.

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