So for many years I’ve been using Konqueror as my default browser, but it’s not being maintained very heavily, so over time there are more and more web sites that don’t work well in it. As a result I’ve had to rely on Firefox more. Sites seem more compatible with Firefox, and the web developer tools are simply amazing for programming work. However, it’s slow as molasses and just doesn’t feel as slick as Konq.
This week I installed Chrome and have been messing with it, and I must say I’m impressed. It’s very simplistic– not many options or controls– but it’s noticeably faster than Firefox and seems to handle everything I throw at it. It even has some decent development tools to aid me in my programming.
So Chrome is now my new default, and we’ll see how it goes. I even installed it for Laralee, who’s been whining about Firefox for a while now.
Rob sent me a hilarious browser comparison, created by Caldwell Tanner over at CollegeHumor: