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Chrome Is Calling

That’s it. I’ve had it. I use Firefox religiously, anything to avoid Internet Explorer. (Before FF it was Netscape Navigator.) I always have it running with multiple windows, each with multiple tabs open. Crashes were occasional, and I noticed (without much concern at the time) that the Crash Reporter would always say “there was an error submitting your report”.

But lately, FF has started crashing on a multiple-times-a-day basis. Hoping that Mozilla was aware of the problem, I was looking into why the Crash Reporter was failing. According to at least one post on the support blogs, that feature has been disabled for quite some time. Someone made the comment that the development team turned off the feature because they were tired of hearing about crashes. Now I’m sure that’s not true, but the fact that no one would officially deny it, coupled with my frustration and the inability to report the error, has signified the end of my FF loyalty.

I had tried to avoid Chrome because I was wary of the idea that Google would track even more of my activities than just using Google Search. But oh well. The price I will pay for a stable app. That’s why Chrome usage is growing at the expense of FF. I’m going to give it a try.


Shareaholic for Firefox

Shareaholic is one of those essential add-ons that you never knew you needed until you used it. A friend turned me on to AddThis, which sounded intriguing. But after reading the reviews (80% “greatest thing since sliced bread”, 20% “Beware!”), it seems that Shareaholic is better.

From within FireFox, sharing URLs as postings to FaceBook, LinkedIn, WordPress, and dozens of others (that I don’t currently use) is just a click away. This is only my inaugural try and already I am declaring it a winner!

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