Nowadays, the “No to Chrome” sentiment of some people has become stronger. These people have become more and more organized. On the official No to Chrome website, its front page reads, “We can no longer pretend that Google is a positive force in the world. Every Internet user can take a simple first step to make things better.”
No to Chrome’s aim
It encourages users to find a better web browser to replace Google Chrome. They work to spread the idea to everyone. “No to Chrome” can be seen as a starting point for using the Internet to send information to Google. Moreover, to convey to them that we will not tolerate their disregard for our rights, dignity, democracy, and community.”
At the same time, the website’s homepage also gives detailed advice and tutorials on using other browsers and uninstalling Chrome. It tells everyone to use the #NoToChrome tag… Now you can browse the web instead of Google.
In addition, No to Chrome site also gives the “Other Google Trap” tab. Here users detail issues with other Google products and what they can do, and more. In fact, in March of this year, Open Source China published an article entitled “Do we no longer need Chrome?”. The article once said that ten years ago the main browser market was still firmly occupied by Microsoft’s IE. That is when Google Chrome began to emerge.
At that time, Chrome, with its solid technical foundation, won the top spot in the browser market in a very short period of time. It had built-in practical developer tools and excellent user experience. It successfully defeated many problems such as single function, simple interface, stuttered operation, and frequent crashes. However, it relied on the unscrupulous IE browser created by the Windows system. It had the aim to help users get back the “Internet freedom” that belongs to them.
No to Chrome’s concerns
After ten years of development, Chrome now dominates the Web. However, ubiquitous Chrome also has some negative effects. It can be said that, in some ways, Chrome started to become a bit similar to that of IE. That, to some extent, controls the way we access the Internet.
Chrome’s dominance has led to some concerns. Some people believe that Chrome may to some extent cause most other browsers to be forgotten or even disappear. And the reason is that they are irrelevant. Thus, this makes the market lack of healthy and healthy competition. Some anti-Chrome monopolies said that they also feel that Chrome is too commercial. It is more responsible to shareholders than to users. For various reasons, they even think that we no longer need Chrome.
On the other hand, Chrome itself has become less than satisfactory. At a time the public is becoming more sensitive to privacy protection, when the tenth anniversary edition of Chrome was released in 2018, there was a privacy crisis about user data. In addition, Google ’s removal of Chrome ’s closing of other tabs and the hiding of “https: //” and “www” in Chrome 76 have also led to more and more users’ dissatisfaction and discussion with the browser. Moreover, many people think that more extensions installed on Chrome will slowly make it a bloated and clumsy web browser.
Will No to Chrome win eventually?
It is worth mentioning that recently, shortly after the official launch of Google Chrome 79, a major bug in this version of the browser caused Google to stop rolling out Chrome 79 for Android. Currently, Google has released a new update to its Chrome for Android web browser. It has announced that it has fixed the bug. But despite this, this big bug also caused a lot of dissatisfaction among users.
At the same time that Chrome has been criticized, Mozilla Firefox and Apple’s Safari are also rising. In some ways, they have complemented Chrome’s shortcomings. They also have become popular with many people. Mozilla Firefox and Apple’s Safari also are the two other browser suggestions provided by No to Chrome’s official website.
However, for all browsers, advantages and disadvantages are inevitable. In the future, it is still uncertain whether Chrome will further improve to maintain its status, or whether Mozilla Firefox and Apple’s Safari will come next.