I spend too much time on the internet. It is my home away from home, sometimes even while I’m at home. Go figure. Whether I am surfing the net for noble pursuits, such as doing research for a blog (wink, wink) or even more important business such as stockpiling pictures of cute, fuzzy animals, my web browser is the vehicle that allows me to traverse the tangled World Wide Web. As such, it is of prime importance that my chosen browser allows me to navigate the net effectively and efficiently.
You might be wondering, with all of the various web browsers available, which is the best choice for you?
For the sake of brevity, I will only focus on the three most popular web browsers: Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. These browsers have been compared to one another many times, based on criteria such as the speeds with which they can load a web page, run web applications, and how greedily they devour system resources.
Judging strictly by these indidcators of performance, Chrome bests Firefox by a wide margin, with Internet Explorer limping in as a distant third. To break it down further:
- – Ponderous
- – Prone to annoying crashes and pop-ups
- – Not compatible with Mac OS (won’t run on Apple devices)
- – Stable and responsive
- – The browser with the most available add-ons
- – By far the fastest browser available
- – Spartan in the approach it takes to web browsing
In conclusion, and in my humble opinion, I would recommend using Internet Explorer only as necessary, and to try Firefox and Chrome, and decide which you prefer. Personally, I use Firefox because I feel the larger selection of add-ons outweighs the browsing speed increase Chrome provides.