Best browser - 2015?

main browser still is and will be Opera, followed by Maxthon. Don't like chrome one bit and not a fan of firefox.
 
Am I the only one who doesn't have issues with Chrome? :lol:


I would recommend using either the portable Chromium stable builds. They're generally newer. I like using the portable builds. Everything is self contained. http://chromium.woolyss.com/


For a more lightweight version of Chromium, you can use Iron. It's Chrome with all the google stuff stripped out of it. It still supports extensions from the Web Store, as does the Chromium above.


It's worth a shot :D
 
Yeah, take your Chromium and go to page 995 of the anim-gif thread.
If everything on that page loads fast and smoothly, I would like proof.
I've tried all versions of Chrome and Chromium, and they all die on that page.


Am I the only one who doesn't have issues with Chrome? :lol:


I would recommend using either the portable Chromium stable builds. They're generally newer. I like using the portable builds. Everything is self contained. http://chromium.woolyss.com/


For a more lightweight version of Chromium, you can use Iron. It's Chrome with all the google stuff stripped out of it. It still supports extensions from the Web Store, as does the Chromium above.


It's worth a shot :D
 
Yeah, take your Chromium and go to page 995 of the anim-gif thread.
If everything on that page loads fast and smoothly, I would like proof.
I've tried all versions of Chrome and Chromium, and they all die on that page.

I have my CP set to 40 posts per page :hmm: highest it goes is page 750
 
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So I've been analyzing some of problems. One, is that firefox is not reporting the correct file sizes in the dev tools network tab so FF can't be used for a proper comparison. There is an open bug filed that hasn't been fixed. It is showing about a 3rd loading time compared to chromium, but its lying.

1. All of the slow loading GIF's are from imgur.com

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2. Firefox showing a similar problem, take note of the file sizes. The tab shows the file is done downloading when in the browser viewport, it's still loading.

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3. IE is showing that it takes a while to load as well.

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Does the browser/desktop go unresponsive while the page is loading? No. It sure does take its sweet ol' time loading the gifs though. FF is only slightly better. Here's a quick video of the page in action.

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It didn't even finish loading the images in your video and it's like 3 minutes long.
Firefox and IE take a few seconds to load the page. Not sure what you are talking about viewports and what not. The animation on the GIFs is smooth and starts looping again pretty quickly unlike Chrome.

So in conclusion, you're having the same issue as everybody else.
 
My point is that all the browsers are having difficulty loading those files from imgur. Chrome is certainly the slowest, but a "few seconds" in IE/FF is not the case here (as shown in the images).

Your connection might be faster than mine (no idea), and there is something wrong, but saying that FF/IE is that much faster than chrome is false. If so, lets see it.

Open up those dev tools in FF/IE and show that those images are loading in a few seconds, screenshot it and show it here.
 
My point is that all the browsers are having difficulty loading those files from imgur. Chrome is certainly the slowest, but a "few seconds" in IE/FF is not the case here (as shown in the images).

Your connection might be faster than mine (no idea), and there is something wrong, but saying that FF/IE is that much faster than chrome is false. If so, lets see it.

Open up those dev tools in FF/IE and show that those images are loading in a few seconds, screenshot it and show it here.

I'm not the one who said, "Am I the only one who doesn't have issues with Chrome?"

If you call 4-5+ minute load time on a page that should take no more than 15 seconds as having no "issues", then I'm not sure what to tell you.
If your IE and Firefox are behaving the same way, then i think you should scan for spyware or viruses, because somethings wrong with your PC.

But here you go...I don't need developer tools to showcase Chrome suckage. Internet speeds ~30mbps/~7mbps
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I use IE primarily on my 8.1 tablet.

On my other computers, I shift between IE and Opera.

I use the adblock add-on in IE and it works really well.
 
I'm not the one who said, "Am I the only one who doesn't have issues with Chrome?"

If you call 4-5+ minute load time on a page that should take no more than 15 seconds as having no "issues", then I'm not sure what to tell you.
If your IE and Firefox are behaving the same way, then i think you should scan for spyware or viruses, because somethings wrong with your PC.

But here you go...I don't need developer tools to showcase Chrome suckage. Internet speeds ~30mbps/~7mbps
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I don't call it an issue really. That is the only page in the whole forum that I have experienced long loading times. The same exact thing happens on my Linux box with chrome and firefox, although its only about 15% faster on that machine. Firefox is doing better, but it's still a "problem" I guess.

Definitely nothing wrong with my machines or my connection, its the page and a slow host. imgur has always had that reputation of being slow on occasion, and the slow loading times only occur [on that page] with the gifs from i.imgur.com
 
Looking at Javascript, Internet Explorer 64bit actually has the best Javascript engine for a project I work on. The project needs 5-10GB ram in the browser hence only 64 bit browsers have a chance.

And from the official 64 bit browsers, Internet Explorer wins no questions asked. It handles up to 10GB memory for Javascript without crashing or reporting out of memory and it releases memory when not used.

Chrome cannot handle more than 1.7-1.8GB ram for Javascript despite claiming being 64bit.

And Firefox has no 64 bit browser... officially. Unofficially, I have tried Waterfox and Cyberfox, both 64bit versions of Firefox and they also handle more than 2GB for Javascript, although they both get unstable around 6GB (claiming out of memory when in fact there is memory free). Neither of them are willing to free memory properly meaning a page reload causes near instant out-of-memory errors. I haven't tried Firefox 64bit nightly so I cannot comment on that.

So, for memory hungry Javascript, Internet Explorer 64bit is where its at. Getting IE to run 64 bit on the other hand is tricky and has strange requirements.
 
Chrome still wins for me, but its been losing that tier for me these days. IE has really been impressive, but chromes integration with all of my android devices is a key and vital feature for me to have.
 
Is there anything specific being referenced to the OP's claim that Chrome is now "useless"?

Firefox is my primary browser and has been since it's inception. But I've dabbled in Chrome at times. I'm just curious if there is something specific that happened recently that I missed.

Try viewing a page with a large number of animated GIFs... whole browser grinds to a halt. Also lots of problems with plugins crashing in recent updates.
 
i'm not understanding the IE hate, for me its awesome, it just works, at least for me.

tried chrome/firefox, always get random issues at some point, remember being in college a few years back (Evening class) and our teaching telling us how ie was rubbish, firefox/chrome both refused to run his demo code, forget what it was, but ie9 run it flawlessly....

do miss the speed and low memory usage of the old opera, could happily use that on machines with 1gb of ram!

for me its IE, smooth on phone, xbox and computer :)
 
Opera on Windows and Safari on OSX. I only use Chrome on either platform to play flash content (do not have flash plugin installed)
 
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