Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Chrome Users in Small Bandwidth Areas

I am not going to pretend that I know it all but I am going to report from my experience with three browsers- Internet Explorer 8 (IE8), Firefox 3.0.1 and Google Chromes. I have been using IE7 before I upgraded to IE8 when Microsoft launched recently. Mozilla Firefox has also been with me before I downloaded the 3.0.1 version a week or two ago from Yahoo! I installed all three of them and I have test driving all three of them. In fact, I have all three pinned to my quick launch pad.

 I use a Dell Inspiron 1520 Core 2 Duo (Intel) and I reside in an area (West Africa) where we still have the challenges of small bandwidth. From my experience I would openly assert Google Chrome browser does some 'automagic'. Where Firefox 3.0.1 and IE8 crawl to a halt unable to 'cope' with the signals coming in trickles, Chrome chugs painstakingly on until my page is completely loaded. The only issue I have with Chrome is its difficulty in downloading PDF files. When I want to download PDF file I usually opt for IE8 because it allows my internet downloader do the job. I made Chrome my default browser and I tell you sometimes it could be a 'jealous bride’, it wants to monitor and manage every extensions and protocols. In all, Chrome browser is really a 'man Friday' when browsing speed gets so slow. IE8 and firefox3.0.1 will usually back off.

If you don't believe me, maybe you should bring your PC to any average cybercafé in Nigeria and get a feel of what I am talking about. The creator of both IE8 and Firefox 3.0.1 did a fantastic job but it seems to me that they released their browsers into circulation so as to maintain their esteemed places in the hearts of surfers. It feels safe to conclude that Google Chrome creators had concerns for the plights of surfers who reside in small bandwidth areas.

PS. Nobody paid me to do this. I just wrote from experience and a sincere heart.       

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