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    I think he was saying that IE while on battery consumes less power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by musiclover7 View Post
    I had to ditch chrome because pepper flash was killing me. Every flash video stuttered like crazy. I just could not deal with it any more.
    You do know that you can disable "pepper flash", and just install the adobe flash player in Chrome, right? Just install the Adobe Player and then go to Chrome://plugins and disable Pepper flash.
    Yes... But that setting never sticks.. Eventually, pepper flash returns. Total PITA! Chrome and pepper flash = terrible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by musiclover7 View Post
    I had to ditch chrome because pepper flash was killing me. Every flash video stuttered like crazy. I just could not deal with it any more.
    You do know that you can disable "pepper flash", and just install the adobe flash player in Chrome, right? Just install the Adobe Player and then go to Chrome://plugins and disable Pepper flash.
    Also worth noting... They should just abandon pepper flash all together. Nothing good about it, tons of bad. I tried, but I could find no reliable way to completely disable pepper flash once and for all. It would always return a few days later. I looked all over the web for a lasting solution to this, but nothing worked well enough to make it tolerable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HerrKaLeun View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    IE is actually better than chrome in regards to overall performance on battery operated PCs, let alone security and certain privacy concerns that IE doesn't have.

    It's all the noise that says IE sucks when it really doesn't is the problem.
    what does battery operation to do with performance between browsers? Are you saying when the laptop is plugged in, chrome is faster, and when on battery IE? IMHO Chrome is more responsive.
    Regarding security I think they all have their flaws and today chrome has a security hole, and tomorrow IE, and the day after tomorrow FF.

    My personal experience is Chrome is faster and crashes less with sites that play videos (flash, real player etc.). I'm speaking about plugged in desktop, if that matters.
    IE10 Is The Most Energy-Efficient Browser

    This is from a year ago with IE 10, but still applicable since IE 9 also holds that title too. This is important considering that most PCs nowadays have a battery that they run off of; this means laptops primarily and tablets as well. Even better on desktops, less power consumption is just a better thing overall.

    But in general, IE is best at phishing and malware protection compared to chrome, both are better than firefox. This has also been found out a few times since IE 9. chrome's getting better, but not IE 11/10/9 levels yet.
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    I'll gladly give up a little battery power to continue having my bookmarks, history, and extensions synced across all of my devices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    I'll gladly give up a little battery power to continue having my bookmarks, history, and extensions synced across all of my devices.
    Yep me too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    I'll gladly give up a little battery power to continue having my bookmarks, history, and extensions synced across all of my devices.
    I don't have that problem, I run Windows.
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    I use Cyberfox 64-bit Intel build myself. It seems to work for what I want to do.
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  9. #29


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    I'll gladly give up a little battery power to continue having my bookmarks, history, and extensions synced across all of my devices.
    I don't have that problem, I run Windows.
    Not always having Windows saves me lots of other problems

    All kidding aside, being in IT means I have to run and support lots of other devices. Even as a Windows based software shop, we are starting to get more and more Apple devices in house. In fact, we are undergoing an MS audit right now and I've heard my director state that we might even consider Apple and Google docs if things don't go well enough. < I'd have to see that to believe it, but then again our software architects and some upper management are already on Mac's and they are getting their jobs done.
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  10. #30


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke
    IE10 Is The Most Energy-Efficient Browser
    The webpage you are viewing has a greater impact to consumptions than the type of browser IMO. It depends how much javascript, flash and other garbage are loop-running when you try to read the page. Disabling Javascript and Flash may increase your batery life as it reduces resource use, including graphic ones. (on top of being faster and more secure)
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