I doubt it.
Usenet? FTP? No way.
<whine>Why do people always act like a web browser is nothing but a copy of a web page? There's history, bookmarks, cookies, all your random extensions, Safe Browsing, the UI, and web pages have a DOM, and images have to be uncompressed, and (ugh) plugins....</whine>
Not that your experience is acceptable, just sayin'.