Since Internet Explorer is no more the default browser on the Windows os, it maybe time to have a review of using another browser to surf the internet.
A browser is an application that lets you view pages on the World Wide Web. You’re employing a browser now to read this article. And in the event that you didn’t know you’re employing a browser, I expect you’re utilising the Internet Explorer browser! (It’s the little’e’symbol you click when you wish to look for something.)
Ok, why would I do want to change my browser?
Well, all browsers have one common purpose and that’s allow you to view web pages. However, all of them have pros and cons. The key disadvantage for Ie is speed. It will take forever to open and quite a long time to open web pages. If this really is causing you frustration – it’s time to check out installing a brand new browser.
There are always a lot of browsers out there. Below I’ve selected the main (best?) five and reviewed each. This really is my personal opinion and you may find that what works for me personally, doesn’t work for you. Personally, I like things to be user friendly гидра тор and fast and not ask me stupid questions constantly or interrupt telling me about processes I have no interest in. I’m a pretty irritable person!
The five I have selected are: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera.
Internet Explorer – Still the most popular browser online but why?
While IE8 is undoubtedly a much superior browser to it’s predecessors, it’s still a really average browser, IMHO. Yes, it includes a new navigation bar. Yes, it’s better designed. Yes, it’s tabbed browsing and so I’m informed it’s definitely better with plug-ins and security. But, I don’t care. It’s so slow, I’ve had time for a wash and change by enough time it’s booted up. For this reason alone, I only use it when I absolutely have to. E.g. to check on exactly what a site I have designed seems like for a lot of the web population.
Firefox – Don’t believe the hype
Firefox has been growing in popularity for some time. I have now been using it for all years. And I can tell you that it is the best browser for customising your web experience. You will find tens of thousands of plug-ins and add-ons allowing you to run split screen browsing, dedicated applications for social networking, language translation and to improve the backdrop colours of the browser. And do you know what? I don’t care about that either.
Personally, I would like to get onto the internet when possible. If I do want to check my Facebook page I’ll log on. Ditto Twitter. Actually, I have these applications on my iPhone. So, I let them update me on that. My computer – I recently would like to get on and do some act as quickly as possible.
And here is the problem with Firefox. While it was once a pretty cool, fast browser, it’s now bloated and slow. From my experience it’s no quicker that Internet Explorer. And that’s a cardinal sin for a browser.
Chrome – all that and a case of chips
Now the third most popular browser, Google have now been pushing this software pretty hard, advertising it everywhere. It has primarily been designed for speed. I rate it highly. I like the fact that it’s basic and uncluttered. I really like typing searches straight to the address bar – very cleverly planned and a good space saver. But primarily, I really like its speed. Boots up quickly and finds pages fast. What more do you really need from the browser? Nothing, as far as I’m concerned. My number one choice. The Prada of browsers.
Safari – Not bad, but does anyone really care
I found it difficult to obtain stoked up about the Safari browser. Although I have it installed on my computer (PC), I can rarely think of a reason to open it apart from for work. (I design a lot of websites). I never use it for surfing. And I’m trying to think why that is.
The speed is average, it’s relatively stable, the bookmarking is excellent, it renders very well (web pages look great in it), but the browser itself is pretty ugly.
And that’s what I believe it is. It does everything OK. However it isn’t exceptional in just about any area as far as I’m concerned. Much better than IE, but that’s about all I can say about it.
Opera – Excellent and not only for bearded weirdos
I’ve had opera installed on my computer since God was a lad. And just like Safari I never had much cause to play around with it apart from work. But just lately, and probably because this has been in the press a whole lot, I’m addressing want it more and more. I such as the functionality and it feels good to use. I like the preview screen whenever you hover over a tab.
But mostly I want it because it’s fast. Maybe as fast as Chrome – maybe faster. But this includes a trade off on quality, since it doesn’t render the internet pages as nicely as other browsers. I suspect that’s why it’s a great application for the iPhone. The screen is smaller and a mobile device has less power and often connects within the 3G network – that will be still rubbish for surfing the net. So, a small, fast browser is key. I’d put Opera as my 2nd choice.
That’s my review of the most truly effective 5 most frequent browsers. If you haven’t tried Google Chrome, you should. But you will want to give all of them a try and find out on your own? You will be surprised simply how much difference it makes to your surfing experience. Each of them install quickly and all of them uninstall even quicker, so that it won’t occupy too much of your time for you to experiment….