Once upon a time they were solo market leader in the browser segment they are Microsoft internet explorer. But the things changed gradually and Internet explorer is also fighting for its place in the market. But it is still leading the market, not because it is best or something but because it came preloaded with windows as a default browser. The main of its rivals are Mozilla’s Firefox, Google chrome, apple’s safari and opera. All these browser uses the cutting edge technology with faster surfing and downloading speeds, easy and simple interface, provides better looks, and includes support for the new HTML5 or hyper text markup language 5.
All the browsers are loaded with different and exciting features, easy to confuse any user. The Microsoft has included the hardware acceleration support for its new internet explorer 9. The IE9 also provides improve privacy control and better protection. Firefox on one side offers better looks and more any easily customizable supports in form of plugins.
Google chrome is one of the fastest growing browser of all times and many people regard it as the best. The browser provides you with the details of the site that you want to visit even before you could finish typing the site name, a drop down menu will show the related search results. It also comes with a support for flash and pdf files so no need to install separate plugins.
Apple’s safari provides with more user-friendly experience by cutting off the unnecessary ads and it also is embedded with the better looks from the Apple.
Opera, the name is enough. It has been pioneer in innovating the browsers. It provides you with turbo mode that could speed up your browsing on a slower connection. And the famous unite mode that could convert your computer virtually into a web server. It also has built-in bit torrent client.
So, this was some brief introduction about these browsers, now we will go in details about the performance and other factors that could affect your choice.
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It provides you with exciting feature called chrome instant, that means whenever you types an address in the address bar the chrome will auto complete it for you even before you have finished typing. The another feature include the search result. A drop down menu will show you the related search items that might could match your query. It has quite a good browsing speed and supports the HTML5 language. The interface is also better and chrome is attracting more users than any other browsers. It is one of the fastest growing browser in the web world.
The Firefox recently launched its new version the Firefox 32, nothing much has been changed from the older Firefox beta. The main changes have been fixing the certain bugs and giving it a new refreshing looks. It is simple and provides better customization for users. And it also have the unique hardware acceleration to accelerate the videos and high-end graphics on some sites.
Microsoft tried to get back its old reputation from this browser. It is fast, lighter weight and more compatible with HTML5. It also includes unique facilities like tab pinning and hardware acceleration. But in my view it still does not looks good, it sucks on slower connections.
Like the other browser opera is also faster and compatible with the HTML-5. It also provides you with unique features like: turbo, to accelerate the browsing experience on the slower connections and the another feature called unite, which turns your browser into a web server. The new features also include tab snapping.
Apple is known for its beauty and it could be easily seen in this browser. It is simple fast and elegant. It also provides the users with reader view options. It has one of the best compatibility with the new HTML-5. The tab views are awesome and encouraging, and provide the main beauty to the browser. The history option is also appealing. It is a good bookmarking tool and RSS feed reader,so that you could be in touch with your favorite feeds.
So, these were the reviews of the browser. If ask me which browser to choose I will opt for Google chrome because of its simplicity and faster browsing experience. But Firefox is also good at its speed and capability of loading the pages even at low connection speeds but I have found some difficulties and bugs in Firefox 5 so, I would recommend Google’s chrome browser. But it would be better if you look for the browser according to your needs and experiences.