Google Chrome vs Mozilla Firefox !

Some important points of both browser to know that what features both browsers have and which is popular in developers and which is popular in normal web surfers. Lets start reading below and let’s see who wins a match!

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Google Chrome vs Mozilla Firefox

Google put a lot of work into making Chrome look nice and feel more polished than your average browser. Firefox, on the other hand, offers a lot of control over how it looks and operates.

Chrome is a much more polished browser. It’s smoother, it feels faster, and it’s got a lot of cool extra features like application shortcuts and packaged apps. Firefox, though, still beats it in level of customization. It may be a little slower and clunkier, but with things like about:config to speed up your browser.

Most developers and designers I know use Chrome as their primary browser, both for personal use and for testing and development. Firefox wins on extensions, privacy and security. Chrome wins on simplicity and smoothness. However firefox is working on both simplicity and smoothness for next year.

Browser’s Stability

Chrome has a stable release, a BETA release, a DEV (Developer) build, and a Canary build (similar to the DEV build). To improve stability, Chrome included a new technology that allows each tab in the browser to run as its own process. This provides for tab independence, as well as improved performance with multiple processors and lower memory usage for web applications, though Chrome still uses more overall memory than Firefox. This is still one of the most unique things about Chrome as a browser.

Firefox is considered stable in its current release (version 33). Similar to Chrome, Firefox also offers beta build of their browser (Current version 34). Firefox also includes Aurora (Beta builds) and Nightly (Test builds) to run the latest beta separate from the main browser. Nightly receives a new update within approximately every 24 hours.

Browser’s Interface

Chrome’s interface has an empty titlebar that is hidden in fullscreen mode; a tab bar; and a navbar containing navigation buttons, the address box, and a settings button. Firefox includes a title bar with an orange appmenu button; a navbar with navigational buttons, the address box, and a search box; and a tab bar.

Browser Security

Chrome provides a number of features not common to other major browsers that may contribute to increased security, including (but not limited to):

  • process segregation of Webpages loaded in multiple tabs, providing the basis for a more complete sandboxing capability than seen in most browsers
  • a very strong privilege separation model, which Google promises will involve advanced sandboxing not only for Webpages in multiple tabs, but also for plugins and in-page scripts, although this has been compromised multiple times

Firefox can emulate the behavior of some of these features, including URL presentation to make phishing more obvious. Firefox executes plugins (such as Flash or Java) in a separate process so a crash will not take down the browser and an exploit has less to work with. However, Flash is not sandboxed like the Chrome Pepper Flash implementation.

Browser popularity

Firefox takes almost 37.7 % of the market share while Google Chrome takes 34.6 %. Firefox set a Guinness World Record in most downloaded software in 24 hours. 8,002,530 people downloaded Firefox 3 in 24 hours from all over the world.

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