So, this is a question we have been hearing a lot lately. You can thank me, if it never occurred to you. Which browser to use? Which is better suited for me? Speed, or Reliability? Better Speed or better page rendering? Still confused, lets walk you through it!
Mozilla Firefox 4 and Google Chrome 11 are two most recent additions in the long waging browser wars. Those who still don’t know about Chrome 11, we are happy to tell you first that the day Mozilla released Firefox 4, Google released Chrome 11 in its beta channel. So, here’s whats new in Chrome 11 :
- New Chrome logo. :)
- Speed Enhancements
- New tools for web developers.
- Support for HTML speech input API.
More information about Chrome 11 can be found here.
Now, getting back to what we were talking about. Deciding which browser to use, to be frank, depends on you! I can surely tell you some pointers which will help you decide.
Since its launch, Google Chrome has a minimalistic and clean UI but interestingly in Firefox 4, it brought some new and interesting changes to UI – a brightly colored Firefox start button, that looks like something nicked from a recent Opera version, plus a tab-pinning function (no doubt nicked from Google).
SPEED & RENDERING
Both Firefox and Chrome have built in syncing features, but in Chrome it can be synced to a Google account which comes in handy. Chrome recently launched Cloud Print Service which enables users to use a printer connected to a cloud.
APPs & EXTENSIONS
Both Firefox and Chrome have a plethora of Addons and Extensions which cater to almost all the needs of a normal user. But Firefox has its edge over Chrome over the number of add-ons and its customizable in every possible way.
First up is the speech input option. Although it won’t help you much if you’re a non-native speaker with a runny nose, it works well enough, and Google claims that popular websites will pick this one up. Firefox is concentrating mainly on its UI and Speed improvements while in Chrome, Google always tries to come up with something entirely new. As a web designer, I would prefer Firefox, but as a user I would prefer Chrome, but then again, its my opinion. Concluding, its a real hard competition between the two contenders where Chrome is gradually climbing its way up in the ladder.