Friday, March 6, 2009

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Friday, March 6, 2009
Well, Well Well....I am a big fan of reading about the competition and the competitors tactics. I have been following the stories since I was new to computers. I used to be a great fan of Netscape Navigator and read alot of stories about the the war between Internet Explorer and Netscape. Then came a browser Noeplanet which was faster than Netscape but failed due to many reasons which frankly speaking I dont remember because I was a kid that time. For a long long time, Internet Explorer has dominated the market until Firefox came into being and Wow what a browser with simply awesome features. The concept of tabs was introduced by Opera but beautifully followed by Fireox. Firefox is fast, reliable and I simply loved the feature of storing the session if the user has opened two or more tabs. Apple also introduced Safari which they claimed to be the fatest browser but with the launch of chrome they are now a little behind. Last month Google Inc, which recently launched its own Chrome browser, joined the Mozilla foundation, producer of the Firefox Web browser, and Norway's Opera, in protesting Microsoft's dominance in the browser market.n January, European regulators brought formal charges againstMicrosoft for abusing its dominant market position by bundling its Internet Explorer Web browser with its Windows operating system, which is used in 95 percent of the world's personal computers. So now Microsoft Corp is developing a feature in its new operating system that allows users to turn off Internet Explorer and other key Microsoft programs. So lets see what is the next strategy of each player in the browser market. I am also sharing a comparison of the Top Browsers in the market.

Excellent score   Excellent
Very good score   Very Good
Good score   Good
Fair score   Fair
Poor score   Poor
FirefoxGoogle ChromeInternet ExplorerOperaSafariMaxthonFlockAvant BrowserDeepnet ExplorerPhaseOut
FirefoxGoogle ChromeInternet ExplorerOperaSafariMaxthonFlockAvant BrowserDeepnet ExplorerPhaseOut

Overall RatingExcellentExcellentExcellentVery GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery GoodGood
Features SetExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentVery GoodExcellentVery GoodVery GoodGoodVery Good
Ease of UseExcellentExcellentExcellentVery GoodExcellentVery GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good
SecurityExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentVery GoodVery GoodExcellentGoodGoodExcellent
Speed & CompatibilityExcellentExcellentExcellentVery GoodExcellentExcellentVery GoodExcellentGoodGood
Help/SupportExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentGoodVery GoodGood

Initial Startup Time148.
Average Startup Time3.
Navigation Time6.477.47.37.888.


Anonymous said...

A nice comparison ...

Anonymous said...

Chrome and Firefox are surely the best.. But how come Internet explorer come on #3 ?

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