Monday, October 20, 2008

Back on Firefox!!!

I was fascinated when I first saw Google Chrome few months back. I fall in love with the non-disturbing browsing experience and willing to compromise the convenience of my Firefox extensions. I continued using Firefox as a programming tool but Chrome was the home for my internet ever since Chrome was released.

It was a tough decision when i decided to fall back to Firefox today. I tried reinstalling twice (despite several installer crashes) to see if I can continue Chrome use but without much luck. My major user experience blow was when Chrome refused to visit some web pages.

I started getting " This webpage is not available " message for some
sites such as YouTube (where all other browsers can access YouTube
without a problem).I couldn't view pdf documents when Chrome throws " This file cannot be found " error. I know Chrome is very much in beta and I will for sure recheck once a stable release is out.

Mean while I would love if Google can re-think on the following. I agree that it is a great idea to have a single process per tab. It provides greater processing power and isolation required by tomorrows complex web applications. But when it comes to simple browsing, having dozens of pages open becomes a resource overkill. If google can come up with a user friendly switch for advanced users to decide between the options, it can help heavy googlers like me.

I have reported most of other issues, enhancements to google and hope to see a much stable version soon.