safari vs firefox vs chrome

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by pcomac, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. pcomac macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2011
    which is better for lion. which uses the least ram/hard drive? which is more secure?
  2. Gemütlichkeit macrumors 65816


    Nov 17, 2010
    personal preference really. they are all secure enough, they're all roughly the same size. Safari tends to take up more ram due to caching.

    It's really personal preference. I went from firefox to safari in Lion.
  3. bruleke macrumors 6502


    Jun 26, 2009
    Firefox = hundreds of add ons!
    Safari = "slim" design!
    Chrome = have nothing to say.
  4. PurpleMarmalade macrumors regular

    Aug 29, 2010
    Safari = memory hog. Looks the most 'lion-like'. Don't like it.
    Firefox = feels big/clumsy. Lots of add-ons - depends whether you use them. I don't.
    Chrome = fast, stable, intuitive. Only gripe is that you cannot remove favicons from bookmark bar. This is the browser I use.
  5. Roman2K~ macrumors 6502a

    Mar 11, 2011
    I wish it was due to caching, but I'm pretty sure cached pages and assets are stored on disk, not in memory. Also, when the main Safari process grows up to 1.4 GB of real active memory that is never freed, it looks more like a massive memory leak.
  6. stefan1975 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 15, 2010
    Opera Next is really fast, decent memory profile and integrates pretty good with lion already. Also is more intuitive then safari. The sliding pages and two finger swipe in safari is nice though.
  7. mwxiao macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2007
    Safari: finger swipe. Dictionary lookup. I don't know about RAM. I never have any problem.
    Firefox: I have no problems with it. Just not so much into its UI.
    Chrome: finger swipe is working in dev version, but no transition during swipe. And it doesn't work on my magic mouse. No dictionary lookup.

    I am using Safari right now. May jump back to Chrome once its Lion ready.
  8. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

    Oct 27, 2009
    Have you guys even used Firefox recently or updated to 5? The UI is nearly identical to Chrome.
  9. Grolubao macrumors 65816


    Dec 23, 2008
    London, UK
    I prefer Chrome, but having the smart zoom in Safari makes it a winner right now
  10. lcs101 macrumors regular

    Jan 28, 2010
    I wish safari would allow for favicons on the bookmarks bar. One of the things I like about chrome is I can get rid of most of my bookmarks titles and therefore fit more of them on the bookmarks bar. However, chrome is currently giving me some fits on another forum I use. Will not let me put in any emoticons or links or multiquote.

    So right now, I use chrome for most things. Safari for one internet forum. And Firefox when I am doing looking up journal articles, so I can take advantage of Zotero.

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