10 Reasons Why Google Chrome Should Be Your Default Web Browser and Plugins List

An official version of Google Chrome has been available to try out for several months.

It fully supports flash and extensions, is super fast to both start-up and load pages and is so incredibly stable you will wonder why it’s not already been signed off and labeled “beta” already!

Below are 10 reasons why i think it should be your default browser.

Speed #1

First things first – Chrome is super fast. Quick, swift, pronto, whatever! it’s really fast at loading pages. Try two pages side-by-side in Firefox and Chrome and see.

Speed #2

A common complaint about Firefox in Ubuntu is the time it takes to start-up/launch/open. It’s not the most instant launching application!

Chrome, however, opens pretty much instantly allowing you to not have to waste time waiting to be able to do what you need to…


I’ll switch to chrome when it get’s adblocker!! Until then no way!!”

This may or may not be a shock to you – but Google Chrome already has extensions! Tons of them!
Including: --

And this is just the beginning!

You can find these and plenty more on awesome Chrome User site chromeplugins.org.

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26 thoughts on “10 Reasons Why Google Chrome Should Be Your Default Web Browser and Plugins List

  1. Somethings doesn’t work for me like getting the WSDL file. Adding the rss right to the toolbar or menubar tab. The back button doesn’t have the drop down.I haven’t tried but does XUL works on Chrome??

  2. My site’s quoted on ubuntugeek again! Nice!

    To install an addon in Chrome just try downloading it – you’ll soon see! 😉

  3. just the beginning or maybe just the end 🙂

    adsweep is already unmaintained, unfourtunatly it doesn’t block many ads

  4. @ Dierk – you might want to read posts before commenting! There’s been a native Google Chrome for several months… This has nothing to do with WINE!

  5. @Dierk and @d0od: I understand the confusion, I think they mean that *Chromium* is available for Linux. Google Chrome is closed source and is run through Wine…Chromium is open source, and yes, native!

    However…I still think time is needed. I have given Chromium a very good play and find that there are still many bugs and missing items for anybody other than a really low-level user. For example: Chromium does not have an MIME application chooser. I want it to open videos with VLC – no dice, it will only open them with mplayerplugin and I cannot seem to change this. Also, I installed the adblock add-on above, however there is no add-on manager, so I can’t readily figure out if it’s actually installed.

    There are some bugs that I notice too, but seeing as this is an alpha build of Chromium I won’t get into them – they are minor and one should expect these things.

    That said, when I go to the Google’s “V8 Benchmark Suite”, Chromium (v4.0.221.7 (Ubuntu build 28103)) scores a whopping 3573 when Firefox (v3.0.14) – on the same connection and computer – scores a modest 228…

    I WANT to use Chromium…but it just doesn’t fit my needs yet.

  6. i dont like the way fonts are rendered in chrome. fx seems much smoother. besides, in fx if i have set a page zoom for a site, fx remembers it when i open the site next time. chrome doesnt. that makes some fonts on website huge and fugly. and i hate doing the zoom unzoom every single time.

  7. I wrote the article above (it comes from my blog omgubuntu.co.uk) and i can assure that pre-beta builds of Google Chrome are available (they’re nothing more than stable snapshots of Chromium with Google Branding, sure.)

  8. Google Chrome for Linux does not even exist yet, how could it be my default browser? And that piece of code they position as the “beta version” is so clumsy that it won’t be able to compete with Opera for at least a year.

  9. This is the last time i’m going to say this

    Google Chrome exists on Linux.

    If you read MY article that this post links to then you will see this.

    From the dev pages itself: –

    Note: Installing Google Chrome will add the Google repository so your system will automatically keep Chrome up to date. If you don’t want Google’s repository, do “sudo touch /etc/default/google-chrome” before installing the package.

    Download and install the package appropriate for your system (just clicking on it should do the right thing):
    Dev channel (for 32-bit systems): google-chrome-unstable_current_i386.deb
    Dev channel (for 64-bit systems): google-chrome-unstable_current_amd64.deb

    Honestly people – READ before commenting next time! This is the last article from my site I’m allowing here.

  10. I’ll get it when there’s an up-to-date, maintained ad blocking system. To me, no browser is even worth opening if it doesn’t have an advertisement blocking system. I see that there are many in development, but until they finish those, Firefox is all I’m going to use.

  11. I used, using and will be using Firefox.
    Because it’s open source and has a great community that I can trust.

  12. Thanks for the instructions. Now I have both on our desktop, Jaunty Jackelope! It’ll be up to the hubby to decide if they stay… I’m the FF user, he’s Chrome.

  13. yes chromium is fast and nice browser. and it’s open source,too. but firefox is the biggest free movement for me. that’s not only reason of course. simply i love firefox. and it will be my default browser forever. because it’s mine and yours.

  14. And that everything you do, search or touch will be recorded by google,

    IE9 and firefox are at least coming out with do not track me thingies.

    I’d be suprised if google does as their business relies on tracking peoples business

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