This week, we’re bringing you a variety of “tech tips,” from life changing apps and iPhone hacks to, well, today’s blog on choosing a browser!
Do you know the difference between Chrome and Safari? What about Internet Explorer and Firefox?
Yeah, me either.
Up until writing this blog, I considered them all one in the same…you use them to access the Internet and when one doesn’t work, you use the other.
Today, I’m going to discuss the differences between Internet browsers and how to choose the one for you!
The default of about 10% of Internet users, Internet Explorer is one of the oldest browsers around today. It is predominantly used on Windows computers, due to the help support offered. While it’s easy to use and relatively stable, it’s typically not as fast and prone to bugs and cyber hacks.
Used by about 25% of all Internet users, Firefox is a free and open source web browser developed for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux coordinated by Mozilla Corporation and Mozilla Foundation. Some of the advantages of Firefox include compatibility, speed, customization, but it uses quite a bit of memory to run…
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Opera is a much less popular browser than the others (only used by 2% of people), but that doesn’t mean that it’s not as good. It’s best for people using older computers, as it is a lightweight browser. There is also a good source of support and a growing collection of extensions. The primary disadvantage of Opera is there have been numerous reports of slow site load.
Developed by Google, Chrome is the most popular browser on the market, holding 58% of the market. The security and speed ate great, and the sync capabilities allow you to access your customized browser from any computer. However, there is a lack of parental controls and it is unable to load certain websites.
Surprisingly (to me anyways), Safari is only used by 4% of people. It is a web browser that was created by Apple, so it comes preloaded on all Mac computers and iOS devices. However, it is also available for Windows computers. It’s easy to use, has a variety of extensions, good security feature and fast page load times, but there are multiple Google search engine issues and not a lot of customization options.
Hopefully, those tech tips help you in choosing a browser! But guess what? There’s more where that came from! Stay tuned for tomorrow…we’re discussing the latest and greatest “must have” gadgets!