It’s 2011.The world is seeing a new tech revolution every week (metamorphically speaking,of course).New ideas turn into new gadgets with new softwares and new apps.Of course,I can go on forever,but I guess I’d better not deviate from the topic at hand:browsers.
The average person downloads a web browser without giving it much thought.What they miss,however,is the variety and the features these mean things provide.Today,I’ll give you an insight on two of the most common browsers these days-Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.Let’s go.
Mozilla began Firefox as a branch of the Mozilla project after shifting their focus from the Mozilla Suite in 2003. The Firefox project went through many versions before 1.0 was released on November 9, 2004. After a series of stability and security fixes, the Mozilla Foundation released its first major update, Firefox version 1.5, on November 29, 2005.Features include tabbed browsing, spell checking,incremental find, live bookmarking, a download manager, private browsing, location-aware browsing (also known as “geolocation”) based exclusively on a Google service.Call it ironic,but Firefox’s integrated search system uses Google.Firefox runs on various operating systems including Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, and many other platforms. Its current stable release is version 7.0.1, released on September 29, 2011.
Chrome and Firefox are currently competing head-to-head,with both browsers comprising of 20.2% and 25.5% respectively.Picking out one of either has become a tough job,thanks to the race for dominance over the Internet leading to updates and newer releases showing up successively.
Now,to simplify matters some more,I’d suggest Firefox if all you have to do is basic browsing and social netwroking,because it’s more convenient and the plug-ins are rather helpful.However,if you’re into more demanding stuff like us bloggers running a whole site,or pure commercial usage,Google Chrome can be relied upon to help you out.
Like I said before,there’s a war going on,and the World Wide Web has now become a battlefield.So Choose wisely ;)
For Google Chrome,click here
For Mozilla Firefox,click here