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Best Web Browsers

Web browser is a software application used to locate, retrieve and display content on the World Wide Web, including Web pages, images, video and other files. As a client/server model, the browser is the client run on a computer that contacts the Web server and requests information. The Web server sends the information back to the Web browser which displays the results on the computer or other Internet-enabled device that supports a browser.It's probably the most important and debated piece of software on the modern computer
Browsers are primarily intended to use the World Wide Web, they can also be used to access information provided by web servers in private networks or files in file systems.

Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox is a free, fast, light and tidy open source web browser that played one of the key roles in expanding the way we experience internet. Originally introduced to the market on the September 23 2001 under its original name “Phoneix” by Dave Hyatt, Joe Hewitt and Blake Ross, this browser immediately cached the attention of the public and managed to attract incredible audience that made it the most popular browser in the world for several years.

At its public launch in 2004 Mozilla Firefox was the first browser to challenge Microsoft Internet Explorer’s dominance. Since then, Mozilla Firefox has consistently featured in the top 3 most popular browsers globally and this is set to continue thanks to the release of Firefox 30.

Popularity of Mozilla Firefox was achieved by constant delivery of revolutionary features and services that made browsing the internet much more pleasant, streamlined and ready for serious professional use.

Key Features
  • Fast Browsing
    Firefox was named the "speed king" in independent benchmark and performance tests against other browsers. Save time and do just about anything quicker than before.
    Mozilla put of a lot of resources into creating a simple but effective UI aimed at making browsing quicker and easier. They created the tab structure that has been adopted by most other browsers. In recent years Mozilla has also focused on maximizing browsing area by simplifying toolbar controls to just a Firefox button (which contains settings and options) and back/forward buttons.

    Get to your favorite sites quickly – even if you don’t remember the URLs. Type your term into the location bar (aka the Awesome Bar) and the autocomplete function will include possible matches from your browsing history, bookmarked sites and open tabs.
  • Speed
    Mozilla Firefox boasts impressive page load speeds thanks to the excellent JagerMonkey JavaScript engine. Start up speed and graphics rendering are also among the quickest in the market. With faster start-up times, rapid graphics rendering and improved page load speed, the latest version of Firefox is full of major performance improvements you’ll notice instantly. The tab system and Awesome Bar have been streamlined to launch/get results very quickly too.
  • Security
    Firefox was the first browser to introduce a private browsing feature which allows you to use the internet more anonymously and securely. History, searches, passwords, downloads, cookies and cached content are all removed on shutdown. Content security, anti-phishing technology and antivirus/anti-malware integration ensures your browsing experience is as safe as possible.

    Want to be extra sure about a site’s legitimacy before you make a purchase? Click on its favicon for an instant identity overview. Another click digs deeper: how many times have you visited? Are your passwords saved?
    The Mozilla Foundation offers a "bug bounty" (up to 3000 USD cash reward and a Mozilla T-shirt) to researchers who discover severe security holes in Firefox. Official guidelines for handling security vulnerabilities discourage early disclosure of vulnerabilities so as not to give potential attackers an advantage in creating exploits.
  • Universal Access
    Firefox supports open font formats like WOFF, TrueType and OpenType, meaning site designers are no longer limited to a select handful of web-ready fonts as they create their sites.
  • Platform Availability
    Firefox for desktop is available and supported for Windows, OS X, FreeBSD, and Linux, while Firefox for mobile is available for Android and also on its own Firefox OS.
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Google Chrome

Google's game changing browser Chrome combines sophisticated technology with a simple UI, to create a faster, safer and easier browsing experience. It was first released as a beta version for Microsoft Windows on September 2, 2008, and as a stable public release on December 11, 2008. Google Chrome quickly dominated the browser market to become the most used browser globally within 4 years of its public release. Google’s rapid and continuous development cycle ensures the browser continues to compete with the other most popular and advanced web browsers available.

It used the WebKit layout engine until version 27 and, with the exception of its iOS releases, from version 28 and beyond uses the WebKit fork Blink. Chrome includes a process management utility called Task Manager which lets users see what sites and plugins are using the most memory, downloading the most bytes and overusing the CPU and provides the ability to terminate them.
  • Search instantly
    Search and navigate from the same box. Choose from results and suggestions that appear as you type, including your recent searches and visited websites, so you can get to what you want in a snap. Search from the omnibox
  • Type less
    Tired of filling out web forms with the same information time and time again? Autofill lets you complete forms with just one click. And it works across devices too - so you can skip all that small-screen typing. Start using Autofill 
  • Pick up where you left off
    Chrome brings your open tabs, bookmarks and recent searches from your computer to your phone or tablet, and vice versa. That way you have your web on all of your devices. Just sign in on your other devices to start syncing. Browse just the way you'd like with Chrome themes, apps and extentions. 
    Get straight to your favorite web destinations with bookmarks and start pages. Once you've set up Chrome, your customizations will be kept in sync across all of your devices
  • Privacy And Security
    Chrome’s Sand boxing prevents malware automatically installing on your computer or affecting other browser tabs. Chrome is designed to keep you safer and more secure on the web with built-in phishing protection, auto-updates to make sure you have all the latest security fixes, and more.

    Chrome not only to be faster, but also to put you in control of your private information while helping protect the information you share when you're online, Incognito mode allows you to browse privately by disabling history recording, reducing traceable breadcrumbs and removing tracking cookies on shutdown.
Best Web Browsers Best Web Browsers Reviewed by Zain Aftab on 07:04 Rating: 5

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