Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Will Google really outfox Firefox?

Filed under
Google
Software
Moz/FF

Google Chrome is a nifty little browser, but to date it's hardly had the impact of Mozilla's Firefox. That's partly because it's still Windows-only, but we suspect it's largely because you can't use extensions. Both of those things are about to change.

We know the Mac and Linux versions - the official, stable ones - are imminent, and now it seems that the Extension Gallery is ready to say hello. Mac and Linux support may not make a big difference to the numbers, but extensions almost certainly will.

Whenever we've compared Chrome against other browsers, it does exceptionally well - until it comes to expandability. We're so used to Firefox's AdBlock Plus that we're a bit freaked out when we see adverts on the Web, and we've come to depend on extensions that switch user agents or handle FTP commands.

Rest Here




Google Chrome browser

I just installed the latest version and it isn't as fast now as the earlier version. It seems to get a little slower each time they add more features so before long it will run the same as Firefox.

re: google (chrome)

It'll end up 'bout as slow as the rest of them probably.

I just hate all this "all that's google is gold" crap. Yeah, they were a kickass search engine - no doubt. But when their pupils turned to dollar signs, the mantra "do no evil" went out the window.

Google Chrome

They would win many more users if they added the drop down history/most visited from the address bar. For many people that little down arrow is 50% of the interaction they have with their browser.

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

More in Tux Machines

Ubuntu 15.04 Now Based on Linux Kernel 3.18.4, Devs Are Tracking the 3.19 Branch

A new Linux kernel has been made available for Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) and the developers are also tracking the current 3.19 branch of the kernel, which will eventually be adopted after it reaches a stable state. Read more

Ubuntu Users See Private, Hybrid Cloud Expansion

Canonical, the company behind the open source cross-platform operating system Ubuntu, released its annual cloud and server survey this week that seeks to cast more light on the makeup of cloud infrastructure, how it is managed, and what is driving cloud adoption. Canonical said it surveyed 3,100 customers, most of whom are Ubuntu server and cloud users, about the makeup of their cloud infrastructure and how it is being used. Read more

Papyros Is a Linux OS That Follows Google's Material Design and It Looks Stunning

Papyros is a new Linux distribution in the making that will use the Material Design style from Google. There is nothing to test so far, but the progress made by the developers is impressive and it's very likely that this will become one of the most interesting distros available. Read more

Variety Review – A Wallpaper Manager You Didn't Know You Wanted

Variety is an application that manages your wallpapers and is open source. You might ask, what's so special about that? Well, the truth is that you don't know you want one until you've actually tried it. Read more