Chrome: Not so bad after all

One of the things that has kept me away from using Chrome on my MacBook Pro has been its CPU hogging nature and initially I thought it was just Chrome being Chrome given that on the Safari the same video would playback smoothly and hardly spike the CPU on the ‘Activity Monitor’. I’ve installed uBlock Origin, updated the filters and noticed that it has a bunch of filters orientated around stopping ‘resource hogging’ with bitcoin mining fitting into that category. I retried watching the video again and noticed that the CPU utilisation was a lot lower – in fact it was slightly less than Safari. Anyway, I’m going to give Chrome a shot but so far with selective use of uBlock Origin the experience has been great.

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