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  • Mozilla Firefox icon

    Mozilla Firefox

    Mozilla Firefox (known simply as Firefox) is a free and open-source web browser developed by the Mozilla Foundation and its subsidiary, the Mozilla Corporation.

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    • Firefox allows far more control over your privacy than does Chrome (or even Chromium on which Chrome is based). Not jut because it doesn't come with Google stuff embedded, but also because it allows complete control over things like webRTC (which can leak info about your IP address, hardware), whereas Chrome/Chromium and related browsers don't have this control. Guest • Nov 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • It uses a lot less resources than Chrome. Also it doesn't have all the Google BS everywhere. Guest • Oct 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • It's the UI customization and under the hood tweaks you can do. rathelJan 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Although Mozilla Firefox has options to enlarge the text size etc. the pages, video's and writing are still far too small and the user has to adjust the '+ and -' on every page. Apart from that I like their extensions, safety features, privacy and automatic history & cookie deletion. Thanks. Guest • Jan 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • It is a graphical web browser. Which in my experience shows the web pages with higher quality than google chrome. Sometimes some elements of the web page don't work in google chrome. mohammadghasemiSep 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Vivaldi Browser icon

    Vivaldi Browser

    A browser for our friends. Fast, feature rich and highly customizable that puts the users first.

    Free Mac Windows Linux

    • It is a very valid alternative to Chrome, with additional features (the ones Opera had before being based on Blink). Guest • Feb 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • The visual GUI is very neat and some handy tools in the sidebar Guest • Mar 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Privacy oriented and HUGE under the hood customizations Guest • 12 days ago Disagree   Agree
    • The Vivaldi Browser (which still has a long ways to go before becoming a full-fledged browser) has many more helpful and integrated features. The first great feature is the customizable interface. Another bonus is its being made from the Chromium project, making all Chrome extensions fully supported. Guest • Jul 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Opera icon

    Opera

    Opera is a browser with innovative features, speed and security. Opera’s vision is to deliver the best Internet experience on any device and the company is committed to...

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    • The new version of Opera implements the same web kit used by the Chromium project (and hence Google Chrome). Although this removes many of the features that used to give Opera a unique flair, the browser now boasts excellent compatibility with all modern web languages. Guest • Feb 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Great light browser which has great features VPN, adblocking, RSS Personal News.. Guest • Nov 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Tor Browser icon

    Tor Browser

    The Tor software protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody...

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    • It blocks prying eyes and is much more secure. IT is the most private browser currently... Guest • Jan 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Tor is a web browser, like Chrome, with high advantage of privacy protection Guest • Jun 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Safari icon

    Safari

    Safari is a web browser developed by Apple Inc. and bundled with Mac OS X. It was first released as a public beta on January 7, 2003, and is the default browser in Mac...

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    • Uses much less RAM and therefore (in my case) is much much faster. javiermorenoOct 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Safari is much less resource intensive than Chrome and therefore helps achieve longer battery life. Guest • May 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Maxthon Cloud Browser

    Maxthon is a browser with innovative features, speed and security. Features Tabbed document interface Saves open tabs in case of program shutdown or...

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    • Warning Maxthon apparently collects sensitive data without asking: http://news.softpedia.com/news/maxthon-browser-collects-sensitive-data-even-if-users-opt-out-506327.shtml
    • Mouse gestures (actions are customizable), click and drag to search selection in a new tab (or just to open links/images), built-in notepad, last session page (lists all the tabs you had open last session) and it even sends your data to China, oh wait Guest • Nov 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    SeaMonkey

    The SeaMonkey project is a community effort to develop the SeaMonkey all-in-one internet application suite. RAM-demand similar to...

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    • More privacy, more user control of how the browser functions, More technical interface, includes a web authoring and editing tool, integrated with email, and doesn't report home to Google. Guest • Dec 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Microsoft Edge

    Microsoft Edge, initially developed under the codename Project Spartan, is a web browser in development by Microsoft. Officially unveiled on January 21, 2015, and first...

    Free Windows Windows Phone

    • If you want to use a browser's Incognito mode (called Private Browsing in Firefox and Safari), you don't want where you go to be recorded in files stored on your computer. Microsoft Edge DOES store info about where you've been, even if you've been there using its InPrivate mode. (http://betanews.com/2016/01/30/stop-using-microsoft-edges-inprivate-mode-if-you-value-your-privacy/). Switch to an open source browser. There are plenty of good ones. JohnFastmanDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • The Typing and Drawing option is awesome, Its new and in development but with Bing it work better than Chrome as returned results. (we migrated from Google 3 years ago and can confirm the ongoing update for the better. ) PS Not a "MS fan" here... But be able to run RedHat on Windows 10 changed my geek life. Guest • Dec 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • This is a great alternative for users who want to stick w/ Windows 10. It is automatically installed with Win10 and is great with it's slim design and clean UI. Guest • Sep 2016 Disagree   Agree

Google Chrome Comments

Don't believe the benchmarks 1 Helpful

Negative Comment by Anamon
about Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox Jan 2017

Chrome is not a horrible browser, but what bugs me quite often is how many publications praise its performance. The reason for this is, I believe, the way in which people measure performance. They usually have certain websites and tools to collect metrics – but those are run in a single tab. What has become annoyingly obvious to me with prolonged use of Chrome, is that it deals very poorly with increasing numbers of tabs.

With many open tabs, let's say one or two dozen, Chrome's interface will start breaking down and behaving inconsistently. Not just scrolling and clicking in websites can have delays or 5 to 10 seconds, but the Chrome window itself will start showing the same behaviour. It can take many seconds for Chrome to close a tab of open its menu after you click, and choosing context menu options becomes a test of patience. It won't usually bring up the crashed tab prompt anymore. At some point, the interface might stop responding entirely. It will still be reactive, showing mouse-over effects and such, but clicks won't have an effect any longer. The usual disclaimer applies: this is not a problem with my system, an extension, or particular version of Chrome. I've witnessed it across many Chrome versions over the years, after a clean install, on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems.

This is really quite baffling because one of the features Chrome advertises is its multi-process architecture, that for example prevents a crashing tab from crashing the entire browser. Firefox only started implementing something similar very recently, but it never had those problems with large numbers of tabs. Firefox has its own memory consumption and performance problems, of course. But even with several hundreds of tabs, it doesn't show such an extreme drop in performance. I've once experimented by having a Firefox session with well over a thousand tabs, and it didn't perceivably slow down the browser! Only after many hours of use I started noticing some sluggishness, but in the same way that it happens with Firefox when running just a few tabs. And even if it did croak, you can always close Firefox, use its very reliable session restore functionality to have all the tabs back open (the recovery takes about half a minute with 1000+ tabs, by the way), and Firefox will only lazy-load tabs to memory as they are activated again, so it remains fast for a long time, while Chrome seems to insist on always loading everything at once.

On paper, Firefox should be architecturally less prepared to deal with a large number of tabs. So I can only conclude that, at least in this aspect, the programmers working on Firefox are a lot more skilled than whatever engineers Google hired for Chrome. Firefox's code is of immensely higher quality in this regard.

So this is something to consider if you like working with a lot of tabs, like me. Firefox will let you, Chrome will crash and burn.

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Great browser -1 Helpful

Comment by alanwong
about Google Chrome and Vivaldi Browser Nov 2016

Google Chrome is a great browser and a lot better than Vivaldi Browser. Chrome keeps updating with cool stuff like the new cast feature, better extensions and lot better security. Vivaldi has more customizing features, but has a long way to go to compete with Chrome.

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the best

Comment by philroberto10
about Google Chrome Nov 2016

this is my go to browser, i like it, the user interface is great. I'm very used to it too

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The best browser so far

Positive Comment by sidboy
about Google Chrome Nov 2016

I already tried Opera, Vivaldi and Firefox. None of them are so good as Chrome. Chrome is light, fast and it simply works. And it is the most secure one. I recomed Chrome for everyone.

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great browser

Comment by rafaellabertonili27
about Google Chrome Oct 2016

I use it all the time, never had any issues with it and I also used my gmail and keed my things in my drive, i love it

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Nice to have and good to be installed as a backup browser BUT ...

Comment by ITSecMedia
about Google Chrome Oct 2016

Vivaldi browser rockz so much more!

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always use it

Comment by marycosme4
about Google Chrome Aug 2016

I always use it, i love it. I think is the best one

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my go-to browser

Comment by cassiedonell01
about Google Chrome Jul 2016

i use this all the time, i think works better for me, it's simple and fast

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works fine

Comment by rondapuck1206
about Google Chrome Apr 2016

i use this a lot and has always worked fine for me.

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Updated web browsers for Windows XP 1 Helpful

Comment by Venom88
about Google Chrome and Windows XP Apr 2016

Since Chrome ended support for older operating system with version 50, here is a list of updated web browsers for Windows XP:
https://alternativeto.net/list/updated-web-browsers-for-windows-xp

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If you're concerned with your privacy, I'd recommend another browser. 1 Helpful

Negative Comment by DzSW
about Google Chrome Apr 2016

As many on here have mentioned, the main issue with Chrome is your Privacy. Google makes money off your personal data, such as browsing history, searches typed etc. I, like many people are not that keen on a private advertising company such as Google making money from our personal data and habits.

Personally I'd recommend Firefox or one based off it like Pale Moon.

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like it

Positive Comment by gregzaid
about Google Chrome Dec 2015

It really works for me, i use it 95% of the time and works great.

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Google Chrome is a terrible software -1 Helpful

Negative Comment by Atoshi
about Google Chrome and GNU IceCat Dec 2015

I don't get it, why this browser still remains so popular, even after it became obvious it's a google's (deliberately not used capital letter here) spying hog. Are people such stupid or ignorant to this? This piece of crap sholudn't be such highly rated on site like AlternativeTo, i'm disappointed. Go FireFox, or even better, IceCat.

[Edited by Atoshi, August 17]

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For all internet time u have

Comment by GordonNelson
about Google Chrome Oct 2015

I use GC on 90% of time I have to work. Fast, simple, google integrated.
But in 2015 it begin to eat all my notebook RAM.

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