A few weeks ago my mother came to me with a sheer look of panic after the internet browser she had being using for the past 5 years decided to start charging an annual fee. She was very apprehensive about using a new web browser and upset my father wasn’t being much help in selecting a different one. After explaining to her the pros and cons to each she was able to make a quick, easy, and most of all free transition into a new browser.
If you’re in the same predicament or you are just curious about web browsers, I have come up with the pros and cons of the three most popular free browsers; Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome.
Pros: ActiveX compatible, tabbed browsing, pop up blocking, ad filtering,
Cons: Only supports Windows, no spell check,
Pros: Quickest booting speed, lowest memory usage (this is good because it allows you more memory to multitask), easy to use bookmarking function, uses your history to predict url’s when typing, supports Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and BSD, includes spell check.
Cons: Some website functions don’t work in Firefox, crashes on occasion
Pros: Attractive, supports Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, tabbed browsing, pop up blocking, most compatible with HTML 5
Cons: no ad filtering
Although there are many small differences between browsers, the average internet user will be happy with any of these browsers. Because they are all free, you are welcome to try them all and decide which one works best for you.
I hope this has been helpful, happy browsing!
About the Author: Lisa is an avid yoga enthusiast who enjoys writing in her spare time for www.usdirect.com .