After upgrading to Windows 7, I discovered that my HP computer didn't have video drivers for it. In FF, IE, and Avant, websites were being rendered badly. Tried Opera, and things looked better, but web applications would hang. Chrome gets things done and looking good.
Most people probably are tired of it being foisted on them with program installations though.
I miss the tools, frills, and baubles of FF addons, but nothing seems to get the basics done like Chrome. Now I don't feel a big rush to get a new video card,.. yeah :)
I thought I would never leave Firefox, but over the last few weeks I have been using Chrome almost exclusively. It's been months since I last had a problem with a website failing to load, pages load in half the time as FF or IE and the assortment of addons (not as many as FF, but more than adequate) are perfect for anyone's everyday needs.
What got me away from FireFox? It's getting slower with every release. It crashes and/or hangs almost daily. Why not IE? It is getting better with each version, but it's still the slowest browser available.
Try Chrome and give it a few days to get use to the spartan interface. It will suit your everyday needs...and then some.
Google Chrome is a REALLY good browser. It doesn't have everything I need, but it had enough that I survived for the day. There were a few addons I wish it had, as well as an account manager, an easier way to manage bookmarks and history, and the themes really sucked, to be honest. However, it was a good alternate browser for me, unfortunately until those things are fixed (and assuming Firefox gets worse with each update), I'll be sticking to Firefox.
Speed: 9/10. Most of the time it was wonderfully fast. However, once in a while a tab would take a few extra seconds to load.
Performance: 9/10. Most of the time it kept up to its promises. However, once it had frozen on me, and me thinking that I could just switch tabs, attempted to. It didn't freeze as in the window turned light (what it does on Vista7), but it took several seconds before it responded.
Customizability: 7/10. Mostly impressed. Could use a few addons, plus the themes mostly sucked, but all in all I was impressed.
Comfort: 8/10. Very comfortable to use, however it just lacked enough features that Firefox had, that I wasn't completely comfortable with it.
Overall: 8/10. Google Chrome has improved since last year (with the few million version updates every month I SWEAR!!!). It has almost everything I need, and if I absolutely HAD to, I could use it instead of Firefox. However, as I said a few times now, it lacked enough stuff (Features, addons, themes mostly) that I will rate it 8/10.
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