Lately I have been feeling guilty because on one hand I am a Mozilla Evangelist working with the Mozilla Rep and WebFWD program trying to further our goals while on the other hand I’m using Google Chrome and loving it.
During OSCON I felt really guilty when I shared with fellow Mozilla Rep Brian King the fact that I did not used Firefox and I even set out to force myself to try to switch to Firefox and ultimately after spending the rest of July running Firefox I came to the conclusion that Firefox in its current state is not the best browser for me although it has plenty of add-ons and a great UI that is totally customizable.
When it comes down to it Google Chrome or Chromium on Ubuntu is capable of loading and rendering web content much faster for me. In the end the most important factor for me is being able to minimize the amount of time it takes me to do any task in my workflow whether it’s booting into Ubuntu, pulling or pushing code or loading a webpage.
Although I have no metrics to share it really does seem like there is an additional two seconds in most page loads on Firefox and often times Firefox does not seem to be able to render a page or has some sort of issue with HTTP connections. If anyone has any suggestions on how to make my Firefox experience just as trouble-free and fast at Chromium (Google Chrome) then do not hesitate to comment below but until there is a fool-proof way to do exactly that I will stick with what works best for me.
Notably I still use Thunderbird, Firefox Mobile (Android) and other Mozilla driven products!