Internet Explorer vs Firefox vs Google Chrome

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A browser is the default application you choose to come up on your screen when you go to the internet tab at the bottom of your screen or amid your start-up shortcuts. This represents the system you like best when searching for things online such as information, social media, and e-Commerce.

Google Chrome emerged in 2008, resulting in big changes to what consumers can expect from their browser and changed the whole industry. Other systems had to increase their speed and aspects of performance in order to catch up with a browser that was rapidly out-pacing them in terms of style and possibilities. Since 2008, other browsers have been developed and introduced or improved and now Google Chrome is not the clear winner anymore.

The Top Three

Not everyone’s top three will be the same but Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer are many people’s top trio. Each one provides undeniably elegant and advanced elements but all of them must be continually re-evaluated as new browsers come onto the scene or the technology of competing systems improves.

One of these three remains a popular choice more because of its reputation than technical supremacy, although that’s a relative conclusion. All of the main browsers are technically complex, impressive, and fascinating results of the world’s top minds.

Google ChromeGoogle Chrome

Google created their Chrome browser to be quick and agile; ideal for the computer and your mobile phone. It features a clean look and optimal web security with malware and phishing safe-guards.

Chrome automatically updates security too in order to create a safe way to browse the web for anything while ensuring the user’s details remain private. Chrome can be adapted to the user’s personal needs by adjusting settings and subscribers can buy apps or themes from their web store.

When you sign in, this takes you directly to your personal settings; the best place to start based on how you normally use the web. Chrome maintains its clean style and fast speed but is not as graphically up-to-date as some browsers.

Moreover, there are questions about privacy in its latest incarnation according to some reviews but not in others. Depending on your source this could be one of the most secure browsers or be lagging behind a little bit.

FirefoxFirefox from Mozilla

Number two on this list is not necessarily runner up but a different way to approach the web. Use this free browser created by the Mozilla Corporation and join half a billion people around the world who are also using this on their Mac, Windows, Linux systems, and Smartphones in dozens of languages.

Loading time is quick. Security and privacy are focal to the people behind Firefox. Keep your personal details private as you browse and shop from any location, thanks to its mobile application.

Firefox is free to use and the company also claims it is a lot of fun if you are into more than browsing with your browser. Recent Firefox versions have been re-designed with faster start-up and made more memory-friendly.

Change toolbars and themes. Extend features: Firefox appears to have it all. Support at Mozilla receives high ratings.

This system is compatible with Android, Windows, Mac OS, but not iOS: more than Internet Explorer, although Google Chrome works with iOS and all the rest.

Internet ExplorerInternet Explorer

For a long time, web users looked down on people who preferred to stay with the tried and true Internet Explorer in preference to trying Firefox or Chrome. Internet Explorer was slower and people were having issues with security.

Things change rapidly in the internet business and Internet Explorer has regained its position as one of the best browsers available. More than 20 years ago, the first Internet Explorer took shape at Microsoft.

It overtook its only rival at the time and then dominated the industry for years before competition got going. Internet Explorer remains the top browser, a free option generally installed on new Microsoft computers by default until consumers decide to make a change (if they decide to choose a different browser).

We are now up to version 11 with the Internet Explorer. Speed is vastly increased and the browser is also more compatible with HTML5. Software supports SPDY and WebGL, so it’s more versatile. Privacy is exceptional.

What Are You Looking for?

Consumers have a few things in mind when they select a browser but speed and security are top of the list. Sure, being able to customize is a lot of fun, but there are few things more frustrating than waiting for a page to download, tapping archaic pen to paper, as seconds tick by and wondering if the page which emerges will be riddled with viral issues.

Then, what if the website really does have issues? Frustration turns to fear and one has to wonder if maybe a recent internet session wasn’t as secure as they had thought. What if something goes wrong: is there support from the company behind that free browser? What’s in it for them?

What if you could have safety, speed, and an enjoyable system with lots of extra features? Web users love elements which enable them to manage and organize their browser such as tabs and bookmarks. They enjoy personalizing settings. Both Chrome and Firefox provide parental controls, zoom, password manager, voice interaction, spell check, and more. Internet Explorer features most of these but not open-source development or voice interaction.

Choosing a Winner

If you are pulling your hair out trying to decide which is the best system right now, Firefox is probably the top performer. This browser comes out on top but only fractionally and you still have to consider other options such as Opera, Safari, and Torch. What Firefox (and Google Chrome and Internet Explorer) have over other options, however, is that consumers recognize them and not many people like to try something new; maybe a handful of millions as opposed to 500 million web users.