I think I've given up to Firefox but when I noticed that Adblock plus isn't as effective as it is in Firefox so I returned to Firefox again. It is noticeably slower than Chrome but I think I can live with that.
FireFox gaining more market share only prolongs the inevitable as with any software. Be-it slower, IE8 is still among the most secured for its market share size.
You can have a sealed titanium house but if you leave the door open or forget to lock it, there's no point in all that steel walls. In otherwords, you can't remove the "human" out of the equation or you can take the humans out of Stupidville but you cannot take the stupid out of humans.
[citation][nom]perzy[/nom]If you like Crome take a look at SRWare Iron. It's crome without google spying on everything you do. They simply stripped out the spying parts.[/citation]
Not true. It is true there is a box you can tick off under options that will provide statistics to Google (default is off in Linux) but that is an option.
My Ubuntu has a similar feature that you can select and scan your hardware and I don't think Ubuntu is spying on me.
If you want FED approved spyware use Windows and IE.
Chrome was the winner for security in the test (sandbox design) revealed right here at Tom's a few months back too.
i had FF and chrome both installed and used them both for a while. I didnt noticed any significant speed difference, other than that chrome launches a second or two faster, yippee. I also installed it on the kids computer for a while but that didnt last long as i ended up having to uninstall it because spybot started finding all sorts of stuff every time i ran it on that PC whereas with just FF it would stay clean for weeks on end. I've also noticed this on customers PCs. It might be that FF users are just more knowledgeable in general and use better common sense, but chrome/IE seems to be like an open door for malware.
I'll stick with my FF with ad-block plus, noscript, web of trust and other add-ons i really couldnt stand to be without. Even if FF did load pages slower (which it doesnt, especially with pipelining enabled), it would still be much faster for me to use due to how i have everything customized the way i want it.