Since Internet Explorer is no further the default browser on the Windows operating-system, it maybe time to own a look at using another browser to surf the internet.
A browser is a program that lets you view pages on the World Wide Web. You’re employing a browser now to see this article. And in the event that you didn’t know you’re employing a browser, I expect you’re utilizing the Internet Explorer browser! (It’s the small’e’symbol you click when you need to find something.)
Ok, why would I want to change my browser?
Well, all browsers have one common purpose and that is to enable you to see web pages. However, all of them have pros and cons. The main disadvantage for Internet explorer 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 look at installing a new browser.
There are always a large amount of browsers out there. Below I’ve selected the key (best?) five and reviewed each. This is my personal opinion and you may find that what works for me, doesn’t work for you. Personally, I love things to be simple to use 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 typically the most popular browser on the net but why?
While IE8 is undoubtedly a much superior browser to it’s predecessors, it’s still an extremely average browser, IMHO. Yes, it has a new navigation bar. Yes, it’s better designed. Yes, it has tabbed browsing and so I’m informed it’s far 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. Because of this alone, I only use it when I absolutely have to. E.g. to check what a site I have designed appears like for all of the web population.
Firefox – Don’t believe the hype
Firefox has been growing in popularity for some time. I have now been deploying it for many years. And I could tell you so it is definitely the best browser for customising your web experience. There are thousands of plug-ins and add-ons letting you run split screen browsing, dedicated applications for social networking, language translation and to change the background colours of the browser. And do guess what happens? I don’t value that either.
Personally, I want to get onto the internet the moment possible. If I want to check my Facebook page I’ll log on. Ditto Twitter. In fact, I have these applications on my iPhone. So, I let them update me on that. My computer – I recently want to get on and do some are quickly as possible.
And here is the main problem with Firefox. Although it used to be a pretty cool, fast browser, it’s now bloated and slow. From my experience it’s no quicker that Internet Explorer. And that is a cardinal sin for a browser.
Chrome – all that and a bag of chips
Now the 3rd hottest 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 love the fact that it’s basic and uncluttered. I really like typing searches straight to the address bar – very cleverly considered and a good space saver. But most of all, I really like its speed. Boots up quickly and finds pages fast. What more do you want from the browser? Nothing, in terms of I’m concerned. My number 1 choice. The Prada of browsers.
Safari – Not bad, but does anyone really care
I usually found it difficult to have excited about the Safari browser. Although I have it installed on my computer (PC), I could rarely think of grounds to open it other than for work. (I design plenty 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 good in it), but the browser itself is pretty ugly.
And that’s what I do believe it is. It does everything OK. However it isn’t exceptional in virtually any area in terms of I’m concerned. A lot better than IE, but that’s about all I could say about it.
Opera – Great and not just for bearded weirdos
I’ve had opera installed on my computer since God was a lad. And similar to Safari I never had much cause to mess around with it other than work. But just lately, and probably because this has been in the press a whole lot, I’m getting to want it more and more. I like the functionality and it feels good to use. I enjoy the preview screen once 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, because it doesn’t render the internet pages as nicely as other browsers. I suspect that is why it is a great application for the iPhone. The screen is smaller and a mobile device has less power and often connects over the 3G network – that is still rubbish for surfing the net. So, a small, fast browser is key. I’d put Opera as my 2nd choice.
That’s my overview of the most effective 5 most common browsers. In the event that you haven’t tried Google Chrome, you should. But why not give them all a try and find out on your own? You will end up surprised just how much difference it generates to your surfing experience. Each of them install quickly and all of them uninstall even quicker, so that it won’t use up too much of your time for you to experiment….