The Great Browser War

I’ve tried out many different web browsers in an attempt to find one that’s perfect.  *note:  I’m running Windows XP on the MSI Wind Netbook with the BricoPack Vista Inspirat installed (my computer looks like Vista, but isn’t)* Here are my results:

Internet Explorer
Pros:
– Standard
– Trusted Company
Cons
– Slow

– Boring
– Kinda ugly

Opera 4 Beta for Windows
Pros:
– Looks nice
– Tabs are at the top
– Really fast
– Nice download manager
Cons:
– Won’t let me set as my default browser.  I’ve tried everything, trust me.
– The minimize, maximize, and close buttons sometimes get smushed together.
– The only Opera I found for Windows, but it’s a beta so it’s kinda buggy.

Mozilla Firefox
Pros:
Sets as default
– Skins!
– Totally open-source (I think)
– Nice downloads manager
– Great interface (for getting add-ons, finding help, general browsing, etc.)
Cons:
– The top’s a little chubby
– The bar with File, Edit, View, History, Bookmarks, Tools, and Help won’t go away.
– No ‘InPrivate’ or ‘Private Browsing’ or such.

Google Chrome
Pros:
– REALLY nice
– Fast
– Looks pretty good
– Made by google.  Some people think they’re evil, but all I know is they have the (in my opinion) best search engine, best email, and generally good programs
Cons:
– Won’t work on my netbook. :’(

So there you have it.  I like Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox the best, but only Firefox works on my computer, so.

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    • sircoolguy99
    • April 10th, 2009

    The current version of opera is 9.6, with an alpha release of 10. Do you mean safari 4?

    • Dice
    • April 17th, 2009

    There’s an addon that can take care of your problem with firefox… it hides File, Menu etc. into one button. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4550

    • CVF
    • April 29th, 2009

    I’ve fooled around with all these browsers, but I keep having to come back to Firefox simply for the extensibility. I’m currently using version 3.0.10 and it’s certainly not as snappy as Chrome or Opera, but it allows me to experience the web exactly how I want it. That’s tough to beat.

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