6 months ago
I currently hate Google Chrome.
Firstly, it's the web browser for my school's Chromebooks (duh). With 10 tabs, it runs the latest-gen Celeron CPU right into the ground, and the tabs I have open aren't particularly RAM- or CPU-intensive. I know this Celeron should be able to handle Chrome easily if the browser was proper, because my friend ran Minecraft off his older-gen Windows PC with a Celeron and less RAM than the Chromebook. The slow (20 sec+) load time of simple web pages on my home WiFi is simply unacceptable. UNACCEPTABLE! It's even worse at school, where GMail may take 40 seconds.
It also wants to kill my home PC. I have 5 tabs open on Chrome, in a similar non-resource intense use that I use on my school Chromebook (2 Gmail tabs, 2 other Google services, a Princeton Review tab, and a Sparknotes tab) and it's using 2Gb of RAM and 15-25% of my CPU power. Compared to Firefox, which I am using, at 40+ tabs (including 10 Youtube videos, a GMail tab, and many other resource-intensive tasks) using 10% CPU power at max, and only 4Gb of memory. THIS IS ALSO UNACCEPTABLE. Why should Google Chrome, a browser with which I use lightly, demand the same resources as MY BLOODY AAA GAME! (A note: This game has been long-known to be super-poorly optimized, which tells you how poorly Chrome is running right now). I've tried completely re-installing it, to the same effect.
Finally, the actual browser sucks right now. The UI looks dated compared to even MICROSOFT BLOODY EDGE, which I admit, is a personal preference, but it still sucks. I also loaded Sparknotes on Firefox and Chrome to compare them, and Firefox took 8 seconds, while Chrome took a snail's pace 25. WHY IS THIS!?!?!
AS I WRITE THIS, CHROME IS SUCKING 60% OF MY CPU! WHY!?!?!
I find this sad. Chrome used to be the most amazing browser out there, loading faster than any alternative. What happened?
Thank you for listening to my rant.