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My girlfriend is considering using a new web browser, i told her to stick with what she has, Firefox. Her sister's friend told her to use Google Chrome, but i hear a lot of negative comments about the browser, so i'm a little skeptical about it. My question is, should she stick with Firefox, or venture off to a new browser?
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Nothing wrong with Chrome,if she wants to use it she can have access to Firefox and Chrome

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As long as you stay with mainstream browsers, (Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari) you will be ok. JUST DO NOT USE INTERNET EXPLORER, but I think you already knew that.

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And always have more than one browser available on any computer - period.

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"Venturing off" doesn't mean that you have to stick with it. Since all the major browsers are free, give them a try and if you don't like it, don't use it.

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Chrome is a pretty good browser, she should try it and add some extensions to it for her preferred use.
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As long as you stay with mainstream browsers, (Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari) you will be ok. JUST DO NOT USE INTERNET EXPLORER, but I think you already knew that.
Yeah we knew Google, Firefox, Safari and Opera are better than IE haha.
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I prefer Safari. Firefox is nice too, but they seem to update it every 17 minutes now (like Chrome), so it sort of depends on how much you enjoy updating.
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Usually the tie breaker for a browser is the extensions. Go around each add-on "shop" to get a better picture of what each browser can do. My Chrome is so customized to my needs that I don't even look at other browsers anymore.

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