Well, now that I know how to use hardware acceleration in Firefox, I’ll use neither!!
But you ask a good question. I have a few issues with Chrome.
1-When I want to open it, it wants me to enter my password. A informationally promiscuous company wants me to flash the one piece of information–which if made public–would render my system open to attack from anywhere. This always makes me very nervous. How soon before Google–so worried about COC’s–takes its eyes off the road and gets severely hacked?
2-I can run Chrome without keying in, provided I cancel the request 6 times. This would be a complication I could live but sometimes it often takes a few minutes before the 6th one appears. Which raises the question of why they ask in the first place.
3-It can be a pain the make Chrome NOT remember account names and passwords for sites that require them. I’m happy to spend 20 seconds logging in on sites, but annoyed to wait 2 minutes for the 6th cancel option.
4-Chrome is so pushy on this stuff that I usually erase it’s entire history after every use. This means I usually waste all the time Chrome is supposed to be saving me.
Anyway, if you try the tweak above I think you’ll find that Firefox is every bit as fast as Chrome–but still a lot less needy.