Back to Firefox

Goodbye Chrome. It was fun while it lasted. But in the last day or so Google Chrome has become so crash-prone that it is unusable. Suggested solutions amounted to disabling plugins and add-ons but my installation was pretty basic apart from AdBlock. Nevertheless I took the step of uninstalling Chrome completely and then reinstalling again. But it still crashes. Just trying to sign in to Yahoo is enough to crash it.

So it’s back to Firefox. I don’t have time for flaky browsers.

Julian Moss, G4ILO, is a regular contributor to and writes from Cumbria, England. Contact him at [email protected].

8 Responses to “Back to Firefox”

  • Matt W1MST:

    Firefox has served me well. I’ll try Chrome once in awhile, but it doesn’t seem to have the customization options available with Firefox.

  • W3FIS:

    Similar problems with Chrome. Couldn’t disable a lot of the stuff, or it wouldn’t STAY disabled. Back to FireFox for me as well.

    73 /paul W3FIS

  • Brad NK8J:

    Chrome has always been buggy with there code and never is secure. to many holes in it. I will never run it. I used to use Internet Explorer but now I run FireFox. Great ad blocker for watching with. get rid of Chrome and get real browser with FireFox.

  • Arne WA1ZBN:

    While I have IE & Chrome available, I’ve found Mozilla Firefox to be superior to both of them. The only issues I have had with Firefox is with their updates and after installing it tells me that some of my applications are not comparable with the update 🙁

  • Cliff KU4GW:

    I have enjoyed using Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer 9 with no problems at all. The problems aren’t in the browsers, but in registry errors and junk file junking up your computer with errors. I started running a program to maintain all of our computers 4 years ago called Advanced System Care (AVC) by Iobit software and all of my computers have ran like the day I bought them ever since then! AVC has a free version, but I run the paid versions so all my scans and maintenance run by themselves or I can run them manually if my computers start acting a little sluggish and it solves that issue right off. It only costs me $14.95 for the software license for 3 PCs per year and is well worth it! I highly recommend this software for a more enjoyable error-free computing experience! Very 73 de KU4GW!

  • KD8KZT:

    If you’re running some version of Windows, you might want to consider Pale Moon…It’s basically Firefox optimized for Windows.

  • Nolan - KI5IO:

    Opera is another very good browser (based in Norway). Quite advanced, but occasionally run into some website compatibility issues now and then. Seems like Opera tries to run on standards that might gent skewed a bit with Chrome, IE or FF.

    Mozilla/FF finally got some hiccups resolved after they released V22 where it messed up K3UK scheduling website/frames that is used by many of us. They resolved (I think) in v23 and I was prompted today for an upgrade to v23.5.

    FF almost has nightly updates it seems of late.

    All that being said … I use FF most of the time.


    Nolan Kienitz
    Plano, TX

  • I use Chrome daily on Windows 7, Linux, and OSX with few problems. I’ve used it for several years on Windows, in fact. The biggest issue I experience is Flash dying, and Chrome handles that pretty gracefully. Flash is a known POS. Firefox isn’t a bad browser, but it’s rather bloated.

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