For a long while, Internet Explorer was the only browser on the scene. You either used IE, or you didn’t surf the internet. Since those days of browser monopoly, a few pretty fantastic alternatives have hit the market, but a lot of people just stayed where they were familiar -with IE. Well, we’re here to present a few better options, should you decide to get crazy and leave your old internet browser one day.
Firefox has very recently undergone a huge redesign of their interface, making it one of the more user-friendly browsers on the market. They also increased their startup speed and improved memory consumption for users. However, what really got users on the Firefox bandwagon was the ability to easily customize the entire browsing experience. Users are able to configure the browser toolbars, and create totally tailored browser personas. Beyond that, Firefox is known for their level of security and privacy, which is always a big point of concern for most internet users.
Aside from Google+ and a few versions of Google Maps, Google usually gets it pretty right, and Chrome is an excellent example of that. Google Chrome is probably the hottest browser on the market right now, and for good reason. The leading reason internet surfers are switching to Chrome in droves is due to its lightening fast speed.
Secondly, because Chrome is a Google product, it works seamlessly with multiple users, and their individual settings. Chrome also offers a pretty dynamic home page. The program learns what sites you visit most often, and places them on your home page. You can also override this feature by setting your own prefered pages. Last but certainly not least, Chrome allows users to go “incognito”. This feature allows you to search without any previous knowledge of your search history or preferences. You get a totally natural and unaltered search when incognito.
Although Opera is the second-oldest browser on the market, they’ve recently made strides to catch up with the young bucks out there. They aren’t insanely popular, but many computer geeks, uh, we mean computer professional, rave about Opera’s speed, security and multimodal interaction. To compliment their competitive speeds, they have also recently updated their interface to a very clean and easy to navigate look. Really, the only downfall of Opera is that they lack parental controls, which many users require in their browser of choice.
Safari is pretty popular due to the fact that it comes as the standard browser for Apple products. However, because it is a Mac only application, it has a far smaller market share the rest of its competitors, but it is a popular choice among Mac users, not only because it is standard, but because it boasts great security and high speeds. Users also rave about Safari’s “Reader” feature, wherein users can simply click a button for all the advertisements and distractions on a page to disappear, leaving only text.
Do you have any questions about how to find the right browser for your particular needs and surfing style? We’d love to help you find the machine and browser that’s perfect for you. Give us a call or stop in to Friendly PC: 5016 S 108th St, Omaha, NE 68137