After my article last week, I received an incredible number of emails explaining why the new version of Chrome still isn't a good alternative for Firefox. There are some valid points, but for me, none of them hit home enough to prevent me from thinking that switching is a great idea.
Here are some of the main complaints that I heard (multiple times) from readers:
1) Printing doesn't work well in Chrome I don't really print anything, so I've never noticed this issue before, but several people complained about the printing engine in Chrome. If you often print out websites, it sounds like you should probably think twice before switching to Google Chrome.
2) Google Chrome is "spyware" This complaint is complete garbage in my opinion. Many people sent me email saying that they would rather take the risk of getting spyware with Firefox or IE than directly installing "spyware" by using Chrome. Comparing Chrome to spyware is ridiculous -- I'd personally take Google Chrome over "spyware" any day -- how about you?
3) Some websites don't work properly still I haven't found any websites that don't work with Chrome, so I can't really speak to this one. There are many people who do seem to have issues still, however.
4) Lack of hardware integration (like fingerprint scanners) Firefox doesn't work either, so this is more of an issue for people that use Internet Explorer. If you have, and use, fingerprint scanners, you are out of luck.
None of these complaints really have me wondering if I should switch or not -- in fact, I've been using Chrome exclusively since the article I wrote last week. I haven't looked back.