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Browsers wars, again!

Nowadays, browsers are more and more common than, let’s say, 5 or 10 years ago. Internet has been faster and faster, and much more advanced than 3 years ago. Browsers war already reach a new stage ever. It is not the first, nor the second time, coz it never ended and it still happen until now. Let’s concentrate on the top three browser, IE, Firefox and Opera. Those three are the top three kings of browsers, each with their own positives and negatives sides. IE7 is the newest browser from microsoft, it has been developed for almost 5 years, but still behind Firefox technology and security. IE7 is a standard browser, with only standard feature and an anti phishing feature, not all. It is still packed with many flaw relating with security and rendering standard. It only good as browser build in from OS (Windows), for add on you need separate program either free ware or commercial ware. Firefox, the second favorite browser on the planet. So many feature and functionality offered by Firefox, even with standard package. Its functionality can be extended more by using add ons or plug ins. Theme also can be applied to Firefox, however it is just cosmetically effort, nothing more. Both IE and Firefox has problem with memory leakage. However, IE6 has the biggest memory leakage, comparing to IE7 or Firefox. Both IE7 and Firefox is memory hog, it can took almost 50 mb or memory in decent browsing activities (unconfirmed). The third browser yet not so popular browser is Opera. Opera is blazing fast and the it is quite memory efficient browser, and usually follow WC3 standard. It has the most largest functionality over IE and Firefox even in standard package, but lack of new web technology (maybe that’s the downside of standard follower). It also has similarity Firefox add on called widgets, but the functionality are nothing comparing to Firefox add ons, ie. Adblock Plus. However, same with IE, user can install 3rd party program to extend their functionality, like Proxomitron to do same function as Adblock Plus. It depend on user which aspect is the most needed by them, is it functionality, simplicity, security or even extendability, as I only talk about simple comparison of those top three browsers.

May 9, 2007 Posted by | Technologies | | Leave a comment