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Returning to Firefox from Chrome

Aww.  I liked Chrome.  A lot.  I even made it my primary browser.  I liked the algorithmic home tab page.  (It shows you little thumbnails of the pages you go to the most.  Smart.  It helps me get to where I most likely want to go.)  I also really enjoyed the faster rendering.  I even tore tabs into other application windows.  I was getting used to the Chrome way of things.  It was nice.

For the most part, Chrome delivers.  It's a great first release of a beta into a mature commodity market.

But today, I returned to Firefox.  Chrome has the following problems that I just can't get past:
  • No native ATOM/RSS support.  (Seriously-  Are feeds not the most important modern feature of the web?)
  • Immature Bookmarking system. (no plugins (Foxmarks/Delicious) to workaround this, either).
  • Rare AJAX incompatibility with all other browsers.  (Chrome doesn't support the AJAX drag-and-drop in Netflix's queues, for example.)
Chrome, I'll be keeping an eye on you, and with major releases, I'll come back and give you another go.  Good luck, there.




  • dblume
    5 Mar 2019, 22:27
    Welcome back to LJ.
    Even if it's just one post :-P

    People moved all over the internet.
    I stil like Plurk the best.
  • dblume
    4 Mar 2019, 06:13
    Good to see you checking in at LJ again, too. No, I'm not online anywhere like we used to be at LJ and Plurk. I really liked having a place where we could share our thoughts in a long-form post that…
  • dblume
    4 Mar 2019, 03:33
    Good to "see" you checking in at LJ... and taking steps to preserve your LJ and Google+ histories!

    Even better to see "you" and not your Dead Man Switch kicking in... again.

    Do you have a primary…
  • dblume
    13 Jan 2018, 18:54
    I "Searched" some of your archive looking for the fluorescent bulb post, but couldn't find it through 2009-02-06, and before that, LiveJournal no longer offers pages of your feed, just daily access,…
  • dblume
    10 Jan 2018, 18:22
    Ha ha! How coincidental, I was thinking about light bulbs yesterday myself. One of my Instagram contacts mentioned that the EU regulates the types of light bulbs people can use in their homes in…
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