As every internet user knows, web browsers are software applications that allow us to surf the internet by means of retrieving, seeing, analyzing and sending information over the internet. Most internet users don’t know much about these browsers except that they are internet surfing tools, but the fact of the existence of many internet browsers tells a different story.
Two of the most powerful and widely used internet browsers are “Google Chrome” and “Mozilla Firefox”, while the last one is older than the more newly developed Chrome. Google Chrome is invading the market and expanding its user’s numbers by making it faster, safer, easier and more reliable then ever.
In order for us to make a fair comparison between these 2 popular web browsers, we need some parameters or key things to start with. These parameters vary from the start-up speed to application support. So let’s go and see which browser is better than the other.
1- Start-up speed: From my personal as well as others’ personal experiences, Google Chrome takes much less time to start up than Mozilla Firefox. So from this perspective, Google Chrome wins by being faster in starting up than its challenger Mozilla Firefox.
3- Memory consumption: Some people emphasize that Firefox takes less memory than Chrome. However, from my experience, Firefox consumes a lot more memory than Chrome does with the same tabs opened in both.
4- CPU usage: In this category, Firefox uses a little more CPU compared to Chrome.
5- Page load time: A page takes about 1.34 seconds to load in Firefox and 1.45 seconds in Chrome; this is not a big deal, so they are almost even in this. Still, it’s true that Firefox wins here.
6- Memory release: Chrome definitely releases memory much faster than Firefox.
7- Offline caching: Firefox has great performance when it comes to offline caching, unlike Chrome.
8- Application support: While Firefox was and is still the best web browser that supports various applications and add-ons, Google is working on this and developing its own so it’ll become a tough competitor of Mozilla Firefox in this area.
9- User friendly: The two browsers have a user friendly interface, but Firefox is thought to have better performance, because Chrome has everything embedded in its small menu.
10- Security: Firefox is known for its high security. On the other hand, Chrome offers more security because it doesn’t allow it to read or write to any files on the computer.
As you may have noticed that Chrome has some pluses especially in speed, Mozilla Firefox is still the preferred web browser for most internet users and that’s why most internet polls done about this subject end up mentioning Firefox as the winner. While this is not necessarily a question of who wins and who loses, this comparison will allow you to choose the right internet browser that suits your needs.