Chrome Vs FireFox
How does Chrome compare with FireFox? This War Of The Browsers has been going on for some time and the verdict is in. Reviewers have compared the two giants based on various parameters. Here are several of them, giving you an objective yet interesting view of the results!
Security-Chrome Vs FireFox
Google Chrome 15: Google has successfully escaped being hacked by PWN2OWN. Chrome’s security rating: 10
- Chrome’s sandbox now includes a Flash player so you don’t have to download one.
- Chrome Sync can now be encrypted with a passcode; so your browsing history, passwords and auto fill across browsers are now protected.
- Malware reporting is updated
- Out-of-date plugins are automatically disabled
FireFox 8: FireFox 8 also succeeded in preventing a PWN2OWN hack. FireFox’s security rating: 09
- You can now designate HTTP pages to be converted to HTTPs, so that your non-login encrypted pages are not hackable.
- Malicious scripts are blocked from running; you can indicate safe scripts.
- Your visited links will not display in a changed color when a hack looks at your browser history.
- You can add your name to a “Do Not Track” list for added safety.
Booting Speed-Chrome Vs FireFox
Both Chrome and FireFox were used to load the same six websites and their booting time was compared.
- Chrome: 26.22 seconds boot time
- FireFox: 17.8 seconds boot time
Memory Usage-Chrome Vs FireFox
Six websites were loaded on Chrome and FireFox to compare each browser’s memory usage.
- FireFox: Utilized least amount of memory (148,020 kb)
- Chrome: Utilized the most memory (390,532 kb)
Graphics User Interface-Chrome Vs FireFox
- FireFox: Simple and efficient
- Chrome: Attractive GUI with existing elegant graphics themes. Google provides graphical theme creation tools
Speed Dial Function-
- FireFox: Does not provide speed dial function to access pages
- Chrome: Allows users to set speed dials for quick access to any page
- FireFox: Provides several amazing extensions and add-ons
- Chrome: Provides several extensions and add-ons. The biggest value-add is that Chrome does not have to be restarted after installing an extension.
- FireFox: Can sync all browser-related information, including wand password
- Chrome: provides full browser synchronization. Data can be synchronized with user’s Gmail account.
Private Browsing Capability-Chrome Vs FireFox
- FireFox: Allows full featured private browsing including tracking of browsing data
- Chrome: Users can use a private browsing window without closing other tabs
Web Design Restrictions-Chrome Vs FireFox
- FireFox: Provides sufficient developers tools including code inspector and source viewer
Downloading Files-Chrome Vs FireFox
- FireFox: Users can resume broken or stopped downloads
- Chrome: Does not support resuming of broken downloads
Using Browsing Tabs-Chrome Vs FireFox
- FireFox: Provides tabbed browsing facility. Does not open home page by default in a new tab
- Chrome: Sites visited most often are readily available when users open a new tab
Language Translation-Chrome Vs FireFox
- FireFox: Requires additional plugins to implement machine translation within the browser
- Chrome: If the web page language does not match user’s language preferences, Chrome automatically asks for permission to display the text in the preferred language.
Reliability-Chrome Vs FireFox
- FireFox: FireFox does not allow separate environments for each tab. One corrupt tab can bring FireFox crashing down.
- Chrome: Chrome’s multi-process architecture prevents a bad web page or corrupt tab from crashing the browser. However, not all sites and online services work with Chrome
Searching-Chrome Vs FireFox
- FireFox: One has to use a separate search engine to search for content
- Chrome: Chrome’s Omnibox feature allows users to input search terms or URLs into a single spot. The browser figures out what you want and delivers the content
Privacy-Chrome Vs FireFox
- FireFox: FireFox has a do-not-track feature which allows you complete privacy
- Chrome: Chrome allows users to browse using an “Incognito” mode. Users can browse without leaving footprints. However, Chrome monitors and collects user data for its own purposes, which subverts any privacy facility that it provides
Support For Multiple OS-Chrome Vs FireFox
- FireFox: Runs both on Macs and PCs efficiently. Has been in the market longer than Chrome and has a good support backup system
- Chrome: Chrome for Mac does not support Java yet
Pop-up Support-Chrome Vs FireFox
- FireFox: FireFox allows users to block popups and displays a message enabling users to enable popups for certain sites. When you enable popups, FireFox usually displays them in a separate browser window.
- Chrome: Popups are generally blocked. However, if you enable popups for a site, the pop-ups won’t appear on the main tab or on a separate browser window. Chrome minimizes pop-ups to the bottom right corner of the browser window, and displays only the pop-up’s name. Users can drag and drop the pop-up on to the browser window to view content.