the Best browser?
August 18, 2009 11:41pm CST
Hey all, So with all these new browsers now available... what do you think is the best and quickest? So what do you think is is safest and most secure? We now have the normal Internet Explorer, Googel Chrome, Firefox... and many others? Which one do you like the best and for what reasons? I'm thinking about changing
19 Aug 09
This question has been asked several times. There are several factors, including personal taste, in deciding what the best browser is. You have not mentioned Safari and Opera. Chrome requires a comparatively large amount of hard disk space. On top of that the memory usage is higher, because of program design. It is fast, but I am not really impressed because of the large overhead. Sometimes Chrome fails to load on my system whenever I have several programs open at the same time. If your computer is several years old, it may be better not to use Chrome. Firefox is fast, especially version 3.6 Alpha. Its popularity stems from the fact that it was a free stand alone browser. Nevertheless it has security holes. Even though the holes were patched, certain rogue program can infiltrate into our computer system via Firefox (and IE). As for memory management there is still a big room for improvement. It crashed out several times on me. The number of add ons attracts many users. Safari is another fast browser. Nevertheless its overhead requirements and minimal functionality, makes it one of the rarely used browser by me. Opera is an under estimated browser by many Internet users. It is not popular because it was not free, its menu had a layout creating confusion among IE users, and it used a script which was not compatible with many websites, even though it made the browser secure. It is now free, and the compatibility issue has reduced a lot. It is fast. Opera 10 Beta has a turbo function which kicks in automatically, if it is set to do so, when the connection speed slows down. Thus we get a fast download time. It has a small foot print, and is more efficient on memory management. We can use Opera on slow, old computers. At the moment I have 3 open windows, and 54 open tabs, without any noticeable change in performance. Make a decision after you have tried them. Your computer system, requirements, and usage habits should determine your choice.
19 Aug 09
Internet Explorer 8 - even though it is new, shiny and somewhat handy - It still possesses the qualities that Internet Explorer 7 had. And I mean the bad ones - having serious problems with reading .html and .css files correctly, It has ruined alot of webpages for me and others. Chrome - a what? Came from nowhere, haven't heard of anything special about it. Opera - too... uh.. Vista-ish for me. Stuff is cluttered around the screen, and managing through the rubbish takes me too long. Mozilla Firefox 3.5 - just fine - fast, easy and trustworthy.