Most Chrome users can relate to this: you have a bunch of important tabs open, your laptop’s fans start to sound like a rocket taking off, your computer slows to a crawl, and finally it crashes, losing everything.
When Chrome debuted for the first time in 2008 it was the fastest browser on the block. It was light, nimble, extensible and easy to use compared to Firefox, which had become slow and cumbersome.
In the past few years, I’ve stuck with it, even as it became a memory hog, unstable and a major drain on battery life.
I was in denial. But now I have to admit it – the stable, snappy Chrome is a distant memory. As it has grown in popularity, it’s steadily got worse.