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What is the Best & Fastest Browser? Internet Browser Reviews: 2017

Updated on July 12, 2017
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Compu-smart has a wide range of knowledge and wisdom and loves to write about the subjects he feels passionate about.

 .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 which are not my cup of tea.

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: 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, plug-ins, extensions, 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 the 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're using. Having, and using different 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 and see which one's 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 Edge Browser

Edge Reviews - previously called Windows Internet Explorer

Edge from Microsoft available for Windows 10. It has had major improvements than it's predecessor and about time too!. 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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      hmazuji 11 months ago

      fritz is spot on.

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

      rock on palemoon. you are the best

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      Tener 16 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 17 months ago from London UK

      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 17 months ago from London UK

      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.

      https://hubpages.com/technology/All-Browser-Downlo...

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      Ronnie 18 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 20 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.

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      Johna933 24 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

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      sue 2 years 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 2 years ago from London UK

      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 https://hubpages.com/technology/All-Browser-Downlo among many other peoples favourites.

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      dani 2 years ago

      why maxthon not list

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      anBoa 2 years 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 2 years ago from London UK

      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 2 years ago from London UK

      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.

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      Fritz 2 years 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 2 years ago from London UK

      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 2 years ago

      @BooksGalore

      I run Google Chrome on my Computer that runs Windows 8.1

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

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      john 2 years 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 3 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.

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      karimkhan 3 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.

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      Joshua Furber 3 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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      Dale 3 years ago

      Internet security should be in the front of every ones mind. If you are travelling anywhere and using your laptop or mobile device then you need to use a VPN to protect your information and identity.

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      Thief12 3 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Pretty good hub! I tend to favor Mozilla Firefox, but also work with Google Chrome frequently. Internet Explorer has surely improved over the faults of its previous versions (particularly IE6), but I find myself having issues with lots of platforms that are even theirs (like Office 365 and MS Dynamics CRM).

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      Jon Thomas 3 years ago

      I mostly use Firefox and sometimes I have to use Chrome as some websites don't work as well in Firefox. In addition I use www.start.me as my start page on both browsers, to avoid the situation in which I'm missing bookmarks I made in one browser, in the other.

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      Manny 3 years ago

      Say NO to gov driven Chrome and beware of the Nobama Clown Posse !

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      Browse n skirts 3 years ago

      I tried using the online browser speed test and each time I did it I had conflicting )benchmark) results. I tested the top 5 you mentioned above everyday for the past week and 4 times again today at various times and each time the scores for each browser would change. This got me thinking. It's not just the browser which speeds up and slows down during PC use, It's the servers and broadband companies and the times of day when most people use the internet.It could also be the website which gets clogged up among many other factors. The best thing to do and test each one is just use them and observe like you mentioned.

      I would mention my top 5 but what for!? That's just my opinion and we all know what they say about opinions!!

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      bongiswa gontsana 3 years ago

      i thnk opera is the best

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      Eagle 3 years ago

      1-Opera 2-Mozilla Firefox 3-Comodo Ice Dragon.

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      RL 3 years ago

      Use to use Chrome because it was faster and more stable then FF or IE9 but now switched to IE 10, by far the fastest browser I have used. Still like the Chrome syncs across PCs but when it comes to speed and getting around the new IE10 just snaps. I my W8 tablet the IE11 works the best.

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      Joe Blogs 3 years ago

      I love using K-Meleon browser because it has the tool to auto reload pages which I find very helpful. My next favorite browser is Opera which is slick and fast but thats just my opinion.

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      Tim Anthony 3 years ago

      Most of the world's computer run on Microsoft Windows, so any web page or web app, when built, is first tested to run on the Internet Explorer. If not on others, then at least it will surely run on IE. And, hence, it is true that almost every website can be displayed properly on IE. IE wins here. But, Google Chrome is my favorite.

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      Patty 3 years ago

      I have used many browsers in my time and I have to say that K-meleon is really good but as someone mentioned, it does not work at all websites so my next choice is Opera.

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      answer 3 years ago

      Booksgalore. Use either or all of. IE, Opera and Google Chrome.

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      BooksGalore 3 years ago from Hawaii

      Which one is best for Windows 8? I just bought a new computer with Windows 8 and I tried downloading Firefox but Windows 8 wouldn't let me open it.

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      Mike 3 years ago

      Is it true that mozilla planing to serve ads in browser? If it is true that will be a big time crash for her, i would still chose chrome or opera any time...?

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      ky 3 years ago

      spoilt for choice ffs. lol

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      neil 3 years ago

      The best and fastest web browser is PUFFIN

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      Kim Mo 3 years ago

      For me, I choose chrome. It seems to be the fastest and most reliable, although it still has some printing issues when I try to print whole contents of a webpage and for some reason, it only prints the visible portion which sucks.

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      Sum Ting Wong 3 years ago

      Torch browser was new to me, so I just downloaded it and I must say, its quite good!

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      Foxy Lady 3 years ago

      Firefox

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      Tony-t 3 years ago

      I just d-loaded Torch browser and wondered if anyone else has tried it? It looks pretty neat and performs ok.!

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      browsers 3 years ago

      This is a TOP TIP!!

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      Vincent Koo 3 years ago

      At the moment I would have to say that Google Chrome is my favourite browser not just because of the speed I get out of it, but also that the extensions and add-ons really suit my needs. Though I am really interested in seeing how Internet Explorer 11 performs when it is actually released, I've been hearing really good things about it. I might just test it out seeming as it's available for Windows 7 users right now as part of the testing phase.

      Even if I find that the performance is noticeably better than Chrome, I don't know if I'm ready to part from all of my personalized things and the whole Google Sync.

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      Hezekiah 3 years ago

      I'm using Firefox at the moment...previously G Chrome, but it always froze after using for sometime and it doesn't connect faster to the internet as Firefox does

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      atronish 3 years ago

      I have used a lot of them many of which are not mention in the article nor the comments. I have kept as main browser Comodo Dragon, is very good; also Flash Peak Slim browser, Maxthon. Have but don't use IE, Google. But as mention in the article is better to keep them so when something starts lacking one always have other alternatives. I used to have safari, Opera but they started to freeze to often and deleted them waiting to see if this problems get corrected, but when they did function it was a good experience. Comodo Dragon is my recommendation. I get my app.s from Cnet downloads.com, read the reviews of the experts and the users which always helps me decide whether it is convenient or not to download any app. Hope this helps you, best of wishes.

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      Shane Ctipp 3 years ago

      interesting and informative read. for me, its also a matter of what one you prefer to use. ive used nearly all of them. id say firefox and chrome are the two best because of their add-ons, and seem a little faster... extra security features... also they look cooler and u can add themes . However, ie9 is not bad, it has some security features like smart screen filter, which is pretty good and other options to secure the browser better. .its integrated into the os, so you can alter the options on it by just checking internt options from start menu, there seems a lot more options on the internet options for ie than other ones, like zones etc for security , its a lot diff to other browsers layout.. a lot of ppl dont like that its integrated into the os, and find it that makes it less secure as browser and that a browser shouldnt be integrated into the os, and that it makes your computer more open to malware you could get from browsing with ie ... however, a lot of ppl find ie to be very good .. { have a security software up to date and firewall etc is your security, not your browser.. howeveru can tweek ur browser to make it more secure ). other browsers like chrome and firefox are not integrated into the os, and only when you open the browser can you tweek the settings etc.. other good ones are k meleon ............which is very fast, however hasnt been updated in a cpl of years or more

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      Dave F 4 years ago

      I think that your message is correct and that every person has it's own favorite browser. I'd like to mention my favorite browser, since you didn't talk about it here. It's a chromium browser called Torch with a download accelerator. It can download videos and music very very fast. The best part is that it's customizable to chrome extensions so I can only gain from it!

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Awesome information! I have IE and Chrome right now. I've used FireFox, too. I sometimes have to go back and forth between browsers, as you say, for different websites. Chrome has been my favorite, but I have been using IE lately, and it does seem much improved from when I used it years ago. Hub voted up, useful, awesome, interesting!

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      gsurvivor 4 years ago

      Very useful hub. Not only did you break a few prejudices but also provided some useful info and tips! A definite vote up from here. Btw, Google Chrome is my favorite :)

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      Sami O'Malley 4 years ago

      I voted for Chrome because anything Chrome based is best. Generally I use the Torch browser though, but it didn't make it to the list.

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      Sheryl 4 years ago

      I've been using RockMelt for years and it was the most stable and fastest for me. Just found out today they are retiring in July 31 :(

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      Brandon Hart 4 years ago from The Game

      Chrome, in my opinion, is the fastest. Because I write a lot I have 5 browsers which I use regularly and in my opinion it blows all of them out of the water. This include Firefox, Safari, Opera, and IE.

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      Mrinal Saha 4 years ago from Jaipur,India

      nothing can beat chrome..

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      Jyle Dupuis 4 years ago from Henrico, Virginia

      Great information. Thanks.

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Useful information. I have a Mac and am happy with Safari. Voted up, useful and awesome. Thanks!

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      buddy 4 years ago

      yup i agree torch it is

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      Jaspher 4 years ago

      Y U NO include ROckmelt? toinks! that's my favorite! tsk., it is always underrated by bloggers and poll creators! tsk, even in Frinzee's poll for this has no Rockmelt and Maxthon!

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      moany_steve 4 years ago

      All major brands browser are totally crap!! All browser have RAM polluting problems and integrated choking ability of the system ! All browser are too slow specially google chrome browser ! Some browser lift up that limitation and are very speedy but with huge lack of functionality no extension missing features and so on ! Opera browser is only fast without anything enabled but with some extension and java script enabled is far the worst browser of all brands browser !!! Huge problems with aggressive RAM polluting choking crashing and so on ! Opera browser is the only browser that has integrated mht feature support and that is the only reason why i use it !!! I use browsers 24 h /day and i know of what i'm talking about here !! The browsers are totally crap specialy under windows OS ! Practical use of it shows it all !!! Don't believe developer they only advertise for various reasons ! Test it under heavy duty task open many pages (graphic rich pages like porn pages for testing reason and see what happens and how despite advertised security in browsers one can catch infections without rely download something) ! Security in win is totally crap and browser security is also totally crap ! And absolute no one is to fix this ! Imagine that police secret services governments and others can not spy and do nasty things to us - and why we do use ans secure OS and such browsers ? And no one tell people that there are secure OS-ses that are light years beyond Win like BSD based distros and some exotic others ? They want to have easy task on us - and as result we use crap OS and crap software app like browsers !

      Don't lie to people and don't advertise crap ! This pisses me of and brings my nerve sky high ! The Anonyzmous group should develop some browser. i'l bet this one would not be crap !!! But it would be problematic for all others that do all nasty stuff to us ! The worst and biggest spy and sometimes censor is Google him self in conjunction with all law authorities in America ! If they are serious about user data anonymity and protection they should instantly move main firm to other country that has higher standards as America ! Newer trust google chrome and chrome os ! America has invented industrial espionage and now China is fighting back and now America has problems also EU ! And we are in between ! Dont use win for Internet also dont use any app developed in China hardware developed in China is also questionable specialy that that have intelligent BIOS-ses and OS-ses integrated ! Also browsers developed in China proxy's and so on ! For internet use isolated virtual environment for browser only and comp for serious work use without internet access ! This is mean specially for Win OS as MS has security holes integrated in it !

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      Mike 4 years ago from Providence, Ri

      Thank you so much, with this article I started using Maxathon, (my previous browser was firefox). the difference is amazing. Increased speed, security and software.

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      Yunus 4 years ago

      Number one : Opera

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      Pablo Hernan 4 years ago

      Don´t lose your time and try Maxthon, for me the best of all time, using since 9 years

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      albnori 4 years ago

      Opera and google chrome are the best for now i'm using opera ..

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      RSY 4 years ago

      I am using Opera for 4-5 years now and I am very much happy with its performance and features. I really like its sync feature - bookmarks, saved passwords, speed-dials are synced very smoothly.

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      rodocop 4 years ago

      K-meleon is one of the forgotten but light and customizable browser for low-end and older hardware (lightning fast on newer one)

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      Frank 4 years ago

      Maxthon 4

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      Ian 4 years ago

      Further to my comments about SlimBrowser there is a bit extra on it in the following Info.

      If the main reason you are worried about your Current Internet browser hanging up or running slow and are contemplating wiping the whole system you can try the following. Download a file from SlimBrowser it is only three and a half mb and comes in as a ZIP file, all you have to do is unzip it to a folder you create, say you can call it SlimBrowser. The great thing is unlike other browsers it does not have to be installed. Once it has been unzipped to the SlimBrowser folder on your hard drive just create a desktop shortcut from the SBFrame file. The other great thing about SlimBrowser is there is a great ADD blocker under options. So because your web pages are not slowed down by incoming adds or videos it runs smooth and fast. Now if you ever want to stop using SlimBrowser no need to uninstall it, just simply delete the folder, no need to worry about conflicts or impossible to delete or un installable registry entries. The other great thing is it does not interfere or conflict with any other Internet Browsers on your Computer.

      The other thing is SlimBrowser is free and the people who have developed it have worked long and hard to develop one of the best browsers I have ever used. They ask for donation so I sent them a small amount in appreciation of their work, it was a pleasure.

      regards

      Ian

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      Noah 4 years ago

      I like Safari, Firefox and Dolphin.

      Anyone notice the animal theme here!!??

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      prima 4 years ago

      Waterfox is the best...but only for 64 bit

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      Ian 4 years ago

      I am running 2 Windows XP systems on a computer on two separate partitions.

      One is for Internetting. I have tried all the Browsers available and whilst some are faster than IE 6 7 and 8 I still like the simplistic layout of IE 8.

      Well finally I found a browser that looks like IE but is bar far the fastest. It only takes a few minutes to download as a Zip file from the following website https://hubpages.com/technology/All-Browser-Downlo... Called Slimbrowser you can store the downloaded Zip file on your computer.

      It is the best however there have been some reports of a bug with it. But seeing as I wipe my Windows XP Internet system and restore it onto a new partition once each week so far SlimBrowser has never given any problems. Runs Fast, Runs smooth and is a great credit to it's creators.

      Installing SlimBrowser is a bit different than the usual windows install. First download the Zip File.

      Next Extract the files from the Zip to a Directory you name, say SlimBrowser. Once extracted using Windows Explorer go into the “SlimBrowser” directory and click on the “sbframe” file with the right mouse button and select Copy from the drop down menu. Next press the ALT and the F4 keys (This will exit explorer or for that matter any Windows Program).

      Now you should be back to your Desktop, simply click anywhere on the desktop with your right mouse button and from the dropdown menu select “Paste a Shortcut” Now you are finished and all set to enjoy a faster smoother Internet Experience.

      Ian

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      Hunter 4 years ago

      I have been using Firefox, since it first came out. In my opinion, it is by far the fastest, has great add-ons; including custom themes and personas, and all-around works great with the computer. I myself have an Acer PC, and it works better with firefox than with the pre-installed internet explorer! I have had the same affect with Dell and other PC's and even Desktop computers.

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      Chuda 5 years ago

      You guyz are stupid. You all seem to be in 18th century. WAKE of Mates its time for change. Maxthon 3 is the best because of its ease of use, bunch of new and excting features and faster download speed Google Chrome? it always crashes. IE9? Very very slow, Firefox?has a bug, firefox never fix this. Safari? good for mac users only. Opera? not comparable to MAXTHON3

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      fgf 5 years ago

      MAXTHON

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      Michael 5 years ago

      I really prefer Torch, even though it's not one of the top-10. I bet most of you didn't even heard of it. It's actually chromium-based, with 3 amazing features- video-grabber, torrents-built-in-client and a share option for facebook. I like it a lot, it's quite simple and easy to use :)

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      browseruser 5 years ago

      I prefer Opera, I've been around the block of those browsers but opera is my main, firefox is my back up, IE for Microsoft sites etc and my last back up. Safari only use it on my iPod. Tried chrome didn't really like it, although it was a few years ago - don't know how good it is now - but I wouldn't go back to it. That's just my preference.

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      m.s 5 years ago

      i love how safari looks, but it's slow. chrome is my nr.1

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      iron 5 years ago

      SRWare Iron is the best and the fastest of them all.

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      yArarn 5 years ago

      Thanks and Please keep updating your Blog. I will be stopping by every time you do .

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      Anton Kahwaji 5 years ago

      Look the best browser is the one you are comfortable with because every browser is good with what he gives and helps and all browser are the same just every browser has different look and speed but all search in the same way and for all websites

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      5 years ago

      Am i the only one who's google chrome has never crashed in 1 year of useage?

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      Diana 5 years ago

      I prefer Internet Explorer, since my family's used it since I can remember. The other browsers are nice, but imo, they don't compare with IE, even though IE has error problems sometimes.

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      omani 5 years ago

      i like chrome

      also i think

      IE9 really slow

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      Firefoxfan 5 years ago

      Opera. It's not even debatable.

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      Mattfisher 5 years ago

      Torch is nice and very simple ..new company so I support

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      kobe wheeler 5 years ago

      Firefox for the win for multiple reasons one of them being that google chrome chrashes way to much and 2. firefox as far as themes,skins,add-ons,and extenstions surpass all other browsers compared to IE9 and Chrome now opera i didnt use to much. so to conclude Firefox is the best with still more reasons

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      KOT 5 years ago

      Only Internet Explorer 9! Open your eyes: this is not the similar prosuct like other IE's!

      It is the best (nowadays): fastest, best performance in animations (including Flash), user friendly (taskbar sites ping, simple to use), OS integrated...

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      Anonymous 5 years ago

      Rockmelt is The best I also have firefox as a backup just in case anything happens i also have safari but i don't use it

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      john 5 years ago

      Firefox rules !!!

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      Anonymous 5 years ago

      1st Firefox - Trusted (by me), opensource, fast and is a powerhorse

      2nd Opera - Trusted (by me), opensource and very stable

      3rd Internet Explorer - Not much to say

      4th Safari - Not much to say, it's like IE in Mac OS X

      5th Google Chrome - It's from Google... I don't trust in Google. It has been proven before that Google stole information and sold it to advertisers, and I don't want to be compromised (BTW, Gmail is also compromised , but I don't find it so disturbing and I don't care about it).

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      Joeri 5 years ago

      1 Chrome

      2 Firefox

      3 Opera

      3 Safari

      4 IE9

      I must say I like Chrome the most. It's very fast and lightweight even on older computers.

      Firefox has got the advantage that you can install tons of add-ons and plugins on it. It is very customizable. A disadvantage is the long start-up time

      Opera is fast and lightweight too, but has some flaws too. Although it does support some html features I don't see in other browsers yet. Especially input types. A date input type even has a build in datepicker and a range looks like a slider, when other browsers still display it like a plain input field.

      I on't know much about safari because I almost never use it. I dont think it's a bad browser tough because it has the same engine as Chrome(webkit). Anyways the four first browsers are all great browsers.

      Internet explorer on the other hand still needs a lot of improvements. Both in user interface as in supporting new features. Internet explorer's last version, 9, already is a lot better than it's predecessors, Microsoft did a great job there, but it's next version will need the same amount of improvements to be called equipollent to the other 4 browsers. And Microsoft should stop supporting older versions than IE9.

      For a web developer IE9 is ok, altough it's got still a lot of flaws, but Developing for an earlier version is just a pain in the ass.

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      uv 5 years ago

      i prefer Chromium. Its darn fast!

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      Jobs Etc 5 years ago

      I prefer to use Firefox, nice article

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      steffenrun2 5 years ago

      i like Rockmelt!

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      Drew 5 years ago

      I prefer Opera, it's like the second fastest browser (if not the fastest with "opera turbo" enabled).

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      vivi&nono 5 years ago

      now i use the three-core browser of avant .

      The best browsers together in one product, interchangeable, customizable, cloud-able, etc.

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      Term5764 5 years ago

      I don't get it everyone who uses gets hanging sites but I don't have any problems with chrome. I use (Google) chrome and keep Firefox as a back-up.

      1.Firefox

      2.Chrome

      3.Opera

      4.Safari

      5.IE9

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      CarL 5 years ago

      What About Rockmelt?

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      arsa 371 5 years ago

      1. Google Chrome

      2. Opera

      3. Mozilla Firefox

      4. Internet Explorer

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      Riyan 5 years ago

      CHROME:)

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      Lala-Natalin 5 years ago

      Chrome of course!!!! i love it. but my chrome was still error.

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      gop 5 years ago

      i have ie all of them ive got opera,firefox,chrome,maxthon,safari,lunascape i just download them

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      666 5 years ago

      Cool Novo complement chrome browser that features drag and drop, block ads and other Japanese-made lain.Lunascape Browser Has 3 engine engine (gecko, webkit, trident) in one browser