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No More Google Chrome Browser

Iā€™m finished with Google Chrome.

  1. Its wiped my toolbar bookmarks AGAIN. This is the fourth time in six months.
Chrome toolbar wipe opt

Chrome toolbar wipe opt

  1. It still burns more battery than Safari or Firefox.
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Google chrome significant energy opt

  1. The updater wastes bandwidth by updating every 60 minutes
Google chrome continuous update request

Google chrome continuous update request

  1. The updater keeps changing – I’ve seen wget, ksfetch, curl and custom updater. I’m wasting too much time on my outbound security setup here.
  1. It performs a hidden installation “Google Search” app on my Mac. What the hell ?
  2. Chrome keeps phoning home to tell Google what I’m doing (I monitor outbound traffic requests). Safe browsing is a feature but there are far more requests to Google domains that I cannot explain. Thats creepy and increasingly I worry about the data leakage that is occurring.
  3. Its big. 800MB so far and that’s after a regular monthly cleanup
Google chrome size

Google chrome size

I’m back to using Apple Safari. Its not perfect either, but right now it is better than using Chrome on Mac OS X.

Comments

  1. Jeff Wilson says:

    Welcome to the club. I stopped using it a year ago after I realized Chrome had morphed from a strong browser with solid security story into a sort of Stealth operating system built atop mysterious binary ‘blobs’ and loaded with Javascript.

  2. !00% agree, chrome is a beast. I would rather use Microsoft
    Edge

  3. matingara says:

    my problem is that Chromium (a variant of Chrome) is the only Mac browser I can get to work with Juniper’s RNA tunnel from MacOS.