I turn on my computer – select Microsoft Word – and begin typing. About half way through the document my hard drive starts to wherrrrr and a box pops up that tells me HIGH CPU USAGE BY GOOGLE CHROME. Then the god damn thing locks up: the hour glass appears - The hard drive continues to run and I can’t save, I can’t type and I can’t get out.
I sit and wait; finally in frustration I try to bring up Explorer. A blank page eventually appears and again I wait. The hard drive continues to run; so I reach up and press down the ON button and do an emergency shut down.
I have asked this question before: WHAT THE FUCK IS GOOGLE CHROME DOING ON MY COMPUTER WHEN I HAVE NOT CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET?
Three times in the past I have deleted Google Chrome from my computer, but I eventually re-install it because Chrome works better on my blog…and I like their search engine.
My computer is a seven years old HP and running FX. It is probably time to replace it but I keep asking myself - on my fixed income can I justify spending four or five hundred dollars for something that is more of a want than a need?