Best web browsers

vkg By vkg, 6th Sep 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Decide for yourself which browser will you prefer, here some advantages and disadvantages of common web browsers.

Google Chrome

Chrome is a web browser by Google, it has a basic and simple design,is easy to use with features like
1.Drag and drop pictures directly to the browser
2.Easy tab management
3.Easy to install add ons.
4.Easy translation
5.Non-essential features only available as add ons.
Chrome is also really fast, it supports almost all websites and is frequently updated. It has also been used by most developers however IE and Firefox offers much more features and compatibility to different scripts, it also offers high security and privacy with incognito tabs.
Some disadvantages of Chrome are that it does not allow you to resume, pause downloads, and if you close the browser the downloads will be cancelled.
Tabs closes without warning of any kind, if you are not careful you may loose some precious work, also it takes up more RAM and is not suitable for working offline over LANs performance seems to be lower than most browsers, crashes frequently, does not support many scripts.

Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer is pre-installed with Windows, it is a Microsoft product and is almost fully compatible with all internet scripts and languages. The download manager inbuilt is actually very good. It is ideal for LAN operations, and many remote server applications are supported, privacy and security features are also easy to manage. Internet Explorer is one of the most stable browsers, it does not crash and contains very few bugs.
Internet explorer can be used for web development and responds quite well for offline applications, however it is not easy to use, installing a large number of add on tools will affect performance and is quite slow when it comes to comparison with most browsers, and is not compatible outside Windows.

Mozilla Firefox

Very fast, however still feels a little slower than Chrome or Opera extremely useful for website development and other online and offline network development applications.
Is an open source project, so gets many updates and bugs are easily fixed. Is quite stable and is loaded with features, especially for development. It is ideal for website development and analysis of website features. Firefox is also extremely customizable since it is an open source project. It offers more privacy and security control and has a lot of add on features available.


Opera is quite simple and fast, the FAST-FORWARD / REWIND feature is very useful to browse through history. It has a very effective download manager and bookmark manager, provides secure browsing and gestures. It has a lot of other session and browsing features not available in other browsers.
Some disadvantages are that it has been noticed to be incompatible to many websites, poor extensions and add ons and slow rendering engine for websites.


Is pre-installed with a Macintosh machine, is fast to browse and offers high security, is easy to operate, design is simple to use and the browser is stable and rarely crashes however is not compatible with most other OS than MAC, even in Windows it does show some compatibility issues when it comes to development and is not compatible with many websites, besides that it is not as fast and does not contain many features that are required for development, if you have a system or internet application built on Windows most probably it will not work on Safari.


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author avatar snerfu
19th Sep 2014 (#)

Very useful information vkg, helps one to choose the right browser for their computer.

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19th Sep 2014 (#)

thank you snerfu

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