Aug 172009

So, after using Chrome for several months, I’ve decided to go back to Firefox.

Firefox has excellent extension support, but more important is that it has extensions for ad blocking/filtering.  Chrome doesn’t.  There are ways around this and the one I was using is a little app called Privoxy, which runs a proxy on your local machine that filters out potentially undesirable stuff.  However, it’s clunky and over-aggressive, often preventing me from accessing webpages altogether.  This is not cool.

With the recent speed improvements in Firefox (speed being the reason I switched to Chrome in the first place), as well as even more improvements coming in upcoming versions, I’ve decided to switch back.