Replacing Firefox with Google Chrome

David Collins david.8.collins at
Sat Jan 23 23:27:44 UTC 2010

I use Firefox but have been watching Chrome carefully with an eye to
switching, but it seems that Google still has a bit of work to do before it
matches Firefox's extensions.

This is an interesting article because it gets into the details of Chrome
extensions enough to pick out some of the shortfalls.;contentBody

eg. - Adblock Plus, the #1 extension for FF ...
'Despite the name,
be avoided. It's not made by the same publishers who manage AdBlock
Plus <>, the
popular and effective ad-blocker for Firefox. This is actually a fairly
serious problem with Chrome's extensions, where unknown entities are
appropriating identical or similar names to well-known and trusted Firefox
add-ons for what amount to nefarious purposes. So far, the ad-blocking
extension that most users seem to be trusting in Chrome is
but don't be surprised if it causes more problems than it solves until
there's more consensus on these name-squatters'

for synching bookmarks is only Beta.
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