[colug-432] browser bloat

Joshua Kramer joskra42.list at gmail.com
Tue Feb 16 18:32:31 EST 2016

Do you know if Chromium has the same bad habits that you identified with Chrome?

On Tue, Feb 16, 2016 at 3:32 PM, Rick Troth <rmt at casita.net> wrote:
> With my note about "how do I enable this plug-in?" there's a side story.
> I've been trying out a couple other browsers.
> Firefox (and Thunderbird) has been great and is still my preferred browser.
> But there are rumblings and rumors, and it's good to have alternatives
> anyway.
> Mozilla apps are heavy.
> Since they split the combo into Firefox for web browsing and Thunderbird
> for email, it has been tolerable.
> But programs expand to consume all available memory and storage.
> So there's yet another reason to keep abreast of alternatives.
> I dislike Chrome after some bad experience with it seeming to take-over.
> (Taking over is Google's MO. Like father, like son.)
> But I don't hate it with the same fervor as I loathe IE.
> Opera is another. "Maybe it won't be as heavy as Firefox."
> When digging into the video problem, I brought up Opera. (It had been
> installed for 6 or 8 weeks at least, but rarely used.)
> Things were fine, then started getting funny: partial page rendering.
> Eewwwwww...
> Then I noticed that the filesystem where Opera's cache lives had filled up.
> Turns out Opera is a bigger cache pig than Firefox!
> [facepalm]
> -- R; <><
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