After using Firefox for nearly 8 months. I’ve decided I’m going back to Chrome. Why? Firefox can’t do all day usage. I have my browser open for 10 hours. I need to know that it’s going to keep working and keep performing again and again. Having a memory usage that hits 2GB and just keeps climbing isn’t working for me. When my memory usage climbs my CPU usage climbs too. Odd things happen like my keyboard will start missing strokes during CPU spikes. At first I thought HOLY CRAP I HAVE BAD HARDWARE! I ran diagnostics. I tried trimming my extensions to get down the memory/CPU usage. I ran my setup on other systems. It just didn’t work. Don’t get me wrong, Firefox is a great browser. I’ve only had it crash twice and both times we’re my fault. It’s stable, fast, and does the job. I love it. However at the end of the day, Chrome’s design works better for me. Chrome uses an instance for every tab I have open. While this means that over time I’m bound to have more memory usage it also means that my browser will still be responsive too. If something is taking too much memory I can close it without having to close my entire browser. I get less CPU spikes with Chrome too. That’s what it boils down to for me. Can my browser handle my all day abuse all while staying responsive and not hogging resources? Six months from now I’ll give Firefox another look and see if it can. Till then I’m back on Chrome.