We’ve gathered the best options for Internet surfing, also assessing them on the most essential criteria to lessen your choice for the best web browser.
Even if Internet Explorer is still included in Windows 10, it has been replaced as the built-in default by the young and fresh Microsoft Edge which has been attractively redesigned. It has plenty of new features and streamlined functionality to make it a proper competitor against Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. But let’s get back to Internet Explorer.
After using Passmark’s Apptime software to open each browser five times, the average results showed the following: Chrome has an opening time of 0.05s, Internet Explorer is slower with just 0.002s and Firefox needs 0.07s. As you can see, it’s not wrong to say that all three are basically identical regarding the speed, as they fire up almost immediately.
Security & Privacy
Internet Explorer is the black sheep, as is has possibly the worst track record regarding breaches. A pretty large amount of flaws from its code have made it quite vulnerable. On the other hand, Microsoft has been improving it constantly, and now it’s not as black a sheep as it was.
Firefox well-paid programmers do their job perfectly and they’re responsible for the browser’s great reputation. It doesn’t treat security and privacy as optional and this is states in the corporate manifesto.
Chrome is one of the best browsers out there in term of security and vulnerabilities are kept to a minimum, due to the fact that Flash is built-in and it updates automatically.
Results have shown that Chrome is the hungriest for memory, defeating Internet Explorer. Firefox is less demanding than both with an average of 412,000KB, compared to the 600,000KB used by IE and Chrome.
Chrome is the best designed browser followed by Moziila. We find Internet Explorer residing firmly at the bottom of the list.
Cross Platform Interoperability
Internet Explorer is only supported in Windows devices. Firefox has received o full iOS release and it can be used on both mobile and desktop. Chrome is the best choice for mobility across multiple platforms, and it’s available on Android and iOS.
Technically speaking, Firefox seems the better choice, but Chrome is the pick for best browser thanks to its best cross-platform skills.