4 Reasons You Have to Say NO to Google Chrome

The existence of the free market implies that there is essentially only one winner—the customer. In the microcosm of browsers, the case is no different either. With Chrome being one of the most dominant forces in the history of browsers (pun intended), it is probably time to give up on it. This actually goes beyond Google’s menacing schemes to encroach on user’s systems and their RAM managements, or their gateway into this world of surveillance capitalism. Google Chrome has become a user’s nightmare, and for all the right reasons. Here is why you should say ‘No’ to Google Chrome.

1. Hogging Your Memory Systems

This one is a no-brainer. There is a reason why the narrative exists—Chrome takes more space and memory than most of Hawking’s concepts. Sure, while Google might claim to be working on ways to ensure lesser resource drainage, evidently it is not enough.

The amount of encroachment that Google takes on your system memory is no joke. Run a few tabs and processes on Chrome at a time, and you will face it first-hand. Not only is there an unnecessary amount of RAM-hogging, but as a consequence of it, your entire system faces the brunt of a slow, life-snatching experience.

That being stated, the fact that a plethora of options and alternatives exist makes it even more difficult to sell Chrome to users. Firstly, other Chromium-based browsers like Edge and Brave are nowhere as memory-famished as Chrome is. Even non-Chromium-based browsers like Safari are aeons ahead with regards to efficiency.

It makes no sense for you to use Chrome if you are on an Apple-based system; and more so if you are not. There is a reason why Chrome-systems are notorious for RAM and heating issues, whereas Mac systems remain rather cool. Use one for yourself, and you will know the difference.

2. Ad-Blocking is Honestly a Joke

Let’s face it. Google sells most of its propositions through ads—a pivotal aspect of modern-day surveillance capitalism. This automatically should drive the average user away from having a fruitful browsing experience.

Right off the bat, once you start using Google Chrome, you are bound to be served ads according to your browsing escapades. Sure, this might be useful for you if you are here for some unasked catalogues. But, once you try to get the hang of how to actually browse, you probably will be served with annoying ads that are honestly uncalled for.

You can obviously vouch for the fact that Google is trying to limit the kind of ads it shows, but in vain. Considering how open-ended the end of Chrome is, it is rather impossible to ascertain the idea of an ad-free experience. At least in theory.

Sure, you can use third-party ad-blockers, and to a great extent, they work. You might be bereft of an ad-riddled session, but it can only go so far. After all, Google needs that crisp revenue, and blocking all ads would make it pretty redundant for them.

3. Security? Who Needs it?

Do you actually need to be schooled on how poor Chrome’s privacy controls are? Sure, you are clearly protected from malicious elements of society, like hackers and shady sub-companies—but are you safe from Google?

Google will make you believe that there is a lot more to their sense of self when it comes to protecting data. The truth is far from so, when reality seeps in. Sure, Google is a lot better than what it used to be with regards to data protection. That does not mean Google absolutely lets your information be as it is without showing it to third-party partners.

Google Chrome knows how to track and channel your data in more ways than you can fathom. With just a simple log-in or sign-in with your Google account, you are more than involved in their sense of data sharing and lack of security as such.

Oh, and if you have an awful lot of personal information? Forget about it. Say, you have enrolled for a painting class online. Don’t be surprised if you start getting emails from said folks from competitive stances too. By this time, you ought to know the security narrative.

4. Google Has Laxed

Google is no longer a software or revenue company. They are trying to be a lot more flexible after attempting to expand their horizons. With Apple being at the pinnacle of hardware-software integration, Google has laxed when it comes to their core philosophy. Google is trying to be the new Apple.

With their home accessories, phones, speakers, true-wireless-stereos, and of course, the Pixel Phones—Google has lost its true self. Not only has Google lost their place as being the best Chromium-based browsers, but so is the case with its software counterparts too.

Oh, but how do I use apps like Gmail without Google? Honestly, there are better alternatives. Kolab Now, ProtonMail, Fast Mail—what have you. So is the case with its other software parts. Alternatives exist, and they are clearly better than what Google has to offer.

Final Words

Google is no more at the acumen of software development. Credit where it’s due—Google Chrome has always been fast and reliable, but not anymore. Free market ring any bells now?

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A Football fanatic who is a strong supporter of the English Football Club - Manchester United. I have been a technology nerd for over a decade now. I like reading about the latest innovations in the tech world. I have been reading various tech blogs for a long time and finally decided to start my own blog where I will share the Tech World News with everyone.

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