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Google Chrome VS Mozilla Firefox – World’s Best Browser?

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Chrome and Firefox both are well known internet browsers available apart from default browsers of Windows (Internet Explorer) and Mac (Safari). Chrome is closed source software developed by Google whereas, Firefox is an open source web browser developed by Mozilla Foundation. There are separate features that separate both of these amazing web browsers. Let us take you step by step describing each feature that these browsers have to offer.

Platform Support

There are several operating systems that support both of these browsers. For instance, Firefox can be launched on: Apple Mac OS X, BSD UNIX System, Google Android, Haiku, Linux-based Systems, Microsoft Windows, etc. On the other hand, Chrome is configured to launch on: Apple Mac OS X, Google Android, iOS, Linux, Microsoft Windows, etc.

Performance

According to several independent researches made out, Firefox was considered faster than Chrome in many ways. Many users reported that with every release Firefox gets faster. The response time reached 4.0 from 3.0 with the release of version 38.0.1. Chrome is said to consume more Memory than Firefox for relatively fresh when lot of tabs are opened, but Chrome does support faster Startup.

Interface

Chrome has a simple interface with a blank titlebar, a tab bar, a bar containing navigation buttons, and address box. It also has a Setting button.

Firefox has a titlebar with orange appmenu button, navigation bar, address box, search bar, and a tab bar. Firefox also has a status bar at the bottom that is usually hidden (press Ctrl + / to open), Chrome do not have a status bar till now.

Security

Chrome has an additional level of security as it uses several features that are not available with many reputable browsers including Firefox. Some of these features are: process segregation of webpage loading in multiple tabs, a stronger privilege separation model that support advance sandboxing.

Firefox has behavior of some of these features including proper visibility of URL to avoid phishing scam. Firefox also executes Flash, Java, and like in a separate process so a crash will not take browser down with it.

Privacy

Google Chrome is reported to have several privacy concerns as Google is said to collect anonymous and unadvertised data collection to enable Google to target market more efficiently. Although Chrome does offer an Incognito mode that promises that users’ data will not be leaked or collected for unauthorized marketing activities.

Firefox has a wide selection of privacy related extensions like NoScript. Firefox also offers an anonymous mode for their users to browse safely they called Private Browsing mode. Private Browsing mode is said not to avoid users data but it hides browsers’ history from other users of same computer.