What is the Best & Fastest Browser? Internet Browser Reviews: 2016

 .Which browser is the worlds best?
.Which browser is the worlds best?

The difference between a "browser" and a "search engine".

In response to the video above. A "browser" and "a search engine" are two different things. a "browser" is one of the following... Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari or Google Chrome etc. These are not to be confused with the hundreds of different 'search engines' you could be using such as Google, which is the most popular and best, followed by, Bing and Yahoo which are very good followed by Ask and AOL whom are not too clever.

Note: You can use any search engine with any browser you like.

Browser choices for PC, Smart Phones, Tablet, Notebook, Notebook and Android devices. See source

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What exactly is the best and fastest browser? The many things to take into consideration...

Browsers are like vehicles: in as much as you want to travel fast, securely and in style with lots of cool features. Test drive new browsers and observe their performances. The browser I use depends on my journey. A change of browser can result in better performance, faster page loading and videos that buffer seamlessly. If you do decide to use different browsers, you'll soon notice how different they each perform, from surfing the web, page scrolling to variations in performances and more.

(Top 5 browser reviews and poll further down this page) Are you looking for browsers designed for smart phones and other devices? If so, click here for Full Browser Listings.

What's good for the goose may not be good for the gander. Let's say John and Jane test drive every available browser. John may decide that Firefox is the best browser while Jane is sure that Internet Explorer is the best. Who is correct? Answer: Both! That's because the best browser is the one that meets their needs and more importantly, their device.

It's all about individual preference – for example, if every member of your household had the same PC and specifications, they would still never agree on which browser is best. Why? Because each PC will have different amounts of hard drive space/capacity/shortage, etc. Each PC will have their desktop customized with fancy visual gimmicks and so on. The add-ons, and tool-bars each has, as well as many other factors all determine the speed of any browser on your computer.

One of the most common browser used today is Internet Explorer. Many people think there are no others - but there are and much better. So, what exactly is the best and fastest browser? These questions are very common, an d as you can see, have many answers...

Having a variety of browsers installed makes using the Internet easier. Because all browsers are not compatible with every website you visit. Most times you won't even realize what your not seeing. Each browser has tools and other gimmicks that are unique which makes life surfing much quicker and slicker..

Whatever new browsers you decide to use, never un-install browsers that you don't use. It's best t to keep them for a rainy day especially when you're have problems with the new browsers you decide to use. Having, and simultaneously using numerous browsers on your PC is not a problem provided you have enough disc space.

What is the best browser for a Mac: Camino, Firefox, Flock and Opera all perform well on Mac machines, but overall the best browser for Mac and IOS users is Safari. Again, it's all about user preference. Try them all to see which one you prefer. They're all free! Over 100 Browsers Listed Here. Includes safe browsers designed for children to use safely.

What's best? Don't waste your time with browser comparison websites. Only YOU can decide and compare by taking them for a spin..

The top 5 most used browsers are listed In NO particular order -----  Is it time to update your browsers?
The top 5 most used browsers are listed In NO particular order ----- Is it time to update your browsers?

Firefox

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Firefox Reviews

Firefox has improved it's tabbed interface, pop-up blocker/built-in multiple search tools and built-in RSS reader. The privacy mode is very private. If you need an extension for something, the Firefox extension capabilities are extensive and the many themes are easy to use. It has enhanced security features to protect you against all kinds of malware, spy ware and phishing sites and handles very nicely. It's easy for all ages to use and is a very stable browser. Firefox, as well as all other browsers can be downloaded, installed and run in conjunction with any existing browsers you have.

Chat via video with anyone even if they don't use Firefox with "Firefox hello. You will need to register. More info here. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/products/firefox/firefox-hello-webrtc

  • Supports all Windows 98 to XP & Vista: Apple Mac OS X and several varieties of Linux and Red Hat Linux 8.0. Firefox is also available for the Web / Some mobile devices / android devices.

More in formation and download Firefox: https://www.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/products/

Internet Explorer's new Edge Browser

Edge Reviews - previously called Windows Internet Explorer

Edge is the latest browser from Microsoft available for Windows 10. It has had major improvements than it's predecessor Internet Explorer 11 -- and about time too!. (note: Edge will only run on Windows 10). With Edge You'll notice a better design, improved tracking protection, tabbed browsing and major improvements to its security and all overall features although it lacks the array of extensions which Firefox and Chrome have.

Supports: Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) - Vista compatible - Mac.

  • Link to more information & Download Internet Explorer versions 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11. http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/internet-explorer.aspx
  • Link to more information about Windows new Edge browser. https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/microsoft-edge

Opera

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Opera Reviews

Opera is a highly respected Web browser from Norway that competes very well among its competitors. It offers many unique features such as using Opera with your voice. Its mouse gestures always make navigating back and forward pages handy. The thousands of widgets and third party extensions are very useful and cool. The progress bar on the address bar lets you see pages loaded from the site. The Unite feature that allows users to file share is very impressive. More importantly, Opera has improved its security, allowing a safer and more stable surfing experience. Overall, it's a very good looking browser, performs very well and is a must have in your arsenal of browsers.

  • Supports: Windows / Solaris / Intel / QNX / Mac OS / Linux / FreeBSD / BeOS. Opera is also available for PC / Tablet / Mac / Blackberry / Windows phone / ipad / Kindle Fire & other mobile devices..

Safari

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Safari Reviews

Safari Web browser developed by Apple, Inc is not the most popular browser, but it does have a nice interface and a decent number of extensions to boot. Sending email links or live Web pages couldn't be easier. The history function is very helpful as it uses (iTunes style) cover-flow to scan through large thumbnails of the pages you have visited. It's particularly useful when you can't remember the URL but you can remember an image or what it looks like. It is limited in customization features, and trying to bookmark a Web page could be easier. I believe Safari could do much better especially being an "Apple" product. Further development and more time could make Safari a better browser and could be a contender in the browser wars. Safari works on Windows, Macs and other applications such as Ipad and mobile devices.

  • Supports Mac and Windows: Safari is also available for PCs / Tablet's / Android / ios 7 / iphone / ipod touch.

Google Chrome

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Google Chrome Reviews

Since Google released its own Web browser "Google Chrome" has become very popular and a firm favorite browser among many PC users. Its impressive speed, cool features and security optimizes its chance to be the most popular and widely used browser today.

  • Supports: Windows XP, Vista and 7

Browsers designed specifically for Windows, Android, BlackBerry, ipad and iphones.

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Which browser do you prefer?

  • Avant
  • Camino
  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Internet Explorer
  • K-Meleon
  • Opera
  • Safari
  • SeaMonkey
  • Slim
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454 comments

hmazuji 7 weeks ago

fritz is spot on.

only seamonkey comes close to the features, performance, and reliability of palemoon

rock on palemoon. you are the best


Tener 6 months ago

Also recommending Polarity Browser here. Super light weight compared to all the other major browsers out there. No browser should talk up over 100mb of RAM with 1 tab open (Gmail) and no extension installed. That's just absurd. Also can't trust Chrome anymore with their keystroke tracking for the omnibar.


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compu-smart 7 months ago from London UK Author

New. Vivaldi browser, designed for power users is the brain child of one of the guys behind the Opera browser. Instead of stripping back features, Vivaldi is customisable to a mind boggling degree.


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compu-smart 7 months ago from London UK Author

1st Browser released..

The first fully customizable browser. Hundreds of themes and icons. Personalize the look to reflect your personality.

Using the Media Downloader feature, media can be stored within the browser for online viewing and listening.

http://hubpages.com/technology/All-Browser-Downloa...


Ronnie 8 months ago

I've had the major 3 (Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, & Firefox Mozilla) I will swear by Firefox. I find it to be most secure and quite fast with my connections. That's my recommendation for you guys.


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Kristen Howe 10 months ago from Northeast Ohio

Great lens on the best browsers for your computer. I've had IE years ago, when I had a Macintosh Ibook laptop. It froze and kept quitting. I also had AOL at the time, too. I do agree that Safari and Firefox is the best. As for Google chrome, I've been using it for a year now as back-up, since I had playing issues on one website (Iheartradio). It works best on that site. Thanks for sharing.


Johna933 14 months ago

Valuable information. Lucky me I found your site by accident, and I am shocked why this accident did not happened earlier! I bookmarked it. dggdcfaafdee


sue 15 months ago

I installed Microsofts new Edge browser and found it slowed my computer drasically from booting to surfing to shutting down, so I uninstalled it.


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compu-smart 18 months ago from London UK Author

The most popular 5 browsers are listed here: Maxathon may well be your favourite for reasons you could have explained.

Maxathon however IS listed here http://hubpages.com/technology/All-Browser-Downloa among many other peoples favourites.


dani 18 months ago

why maxthon not list


anBoa 19 months ago

I use Polarity Browser for daily web browsing. I mainly use it for its low RAM usage and it is great for low end systems and older machines. Chrome and Firefox are just a bit too clunky now.


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compu-smart 22 months ago from London UK Author

PS. K-Meleon is faster thanPale Moon.... That's just on my computer with my specs and my broadband provider. Hope this helps.


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compu-smart 22 months ago from London UK Author

Hey Fritz,

Pale Moon is very good and fast. It is an open source, Firefox based browser which has stripped down lots of it's features to focus on efficiency, speed and ease of use.


Fritz 22 months ago

I'm still using XP SP3 on a fairly slow pc with 1 GB RAM. By far the best and most responsive browser that I've tried (and I tried the lot mentioned in above article) is Pale Moon. Pale Moon offers a special XP build. It's based on Firefox, but Windows XP 32-bit compatibility is maintained, which cannot be said of the other browsers. Pale Moon is stable and notably faster than Firefox and the other browsers on XP.


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compu-smart 22 months ago from London UK Author

Hi TTGReviews,

If I had the time, I could write a whole article about how Opera is better than Chrome. Try it and you'll see the numerous things that Opera offers as opposed to Chrome. I'm not saying Chrome is lame but it is not as superior as Opera.


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TTGReviews 22 months ago

@BooksGalore

I run Google Chrome on my Computer that runs Windows 8.1

Also, what are the benefits of using Opera over Chrome?


john 23 months ago

Your right, its all abouf what's good for the gander.... Which is me and i prefere k-meleon.


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rodocop 2 years ago

If you vote for Chrome, Firefox, Opera etc. then it means you'd never met K-Meleon.

Try new K-Meleon 74 and you'll see what is REALLY FAST browser.

It has the same engine as Firefox, but it is much more lighter in terms of GUI speed and system load.


karimkhan 2 years ago

Firefox has a lot of flaws, it opens very to slowly, I got fed up and switched to Google, I personally don't like Google they are like spies, same goes with Facebook a bastard network site. someone has to come up with a better browser, yahoo is dumb, safari is crap. inter explorer is very sad state of affairs, its utter rubbish and very slow compare to the rest. I do bench mark all theses browsers and haven't found any to be really good. most spy on you and tap every move you make. there is no privacy. the add-ons and pop ups are very irritating, sick mother fucking adds. the add company have lost the core value of making really good adds.


Joshua Furber 2 years ago

I am using Windows XP Pro SP3 system. Tried just about all the different browsers available. Most of all the fast browsers available run good for a short while but then give heaps of problems. So I kept returning to using IE8. Slower but more stable.

Why are people so angry with modern day fast browsers? Because of the above Great at first but eventually turning to a load of rubbish.

Well after much trial and error and quite by accident I now enjoy Google Chrome without any problems. Been running for 3 months AOK!

So here's what happened. I first installed Google Chrome after resetting up my computer. Then connected to the Internet and set up Google Chrome with Adblock Pro. Then installed all my favourites and made Google my home page. Once everything was exactly as I wanted it I copied the Google folder from my Program Files folder to a backup directory (called it aaa so easy to find). Then I re-named the google folder in the aaa directory to Google1. Then copied this Google1 folder back to the Program Files folder, where it now sits alongside the Google folder. I have not any clue what it does but since that day my Google Chrome browser runs smooth and fast without any problems.

Cheers

Josh


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