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What Is the Best & Fastest Browser? Browser Reviews

Since Windows 1998, I have used, abused and experimented with dozens of browsers.

Browsers are like vehicles, you want to travel fast, securely and in style with lots of cool features. Test-drive new browsers and observe their performances.

 .Which browser is the worlds best?

.Which browser is the worlds best?

The browser I use depends on my journey. A change of browser can result in better performance, faster page loading and videos that buffer seamlessly. If you decide to use a different browser, you'll soon notice how different they each perform, from surfing the web, their plug-ins and extensions — to their performances in speed, security, anonymity, and much more.

In this article

  • What is the best and fastest browser?
  • Firefox Reviews
  • Microsoft Edge Reviews
  • Opera Reviews
  • Safari Reviews
  • Google Chrome Reviews
  • What is the Best & Fastest Browser? My Answer
  • Poll: Which browser do you prefer?

What is the best and fastest browser?

What's good for the goose may not be for the gander. If John and Jane took every browser for a test run, John could decide that Firefox is the best browser, while Jane is sure that Opera is the best. Who is correct? Answer: Both. That's because the best browser is the one that meets their needs and, more importantly, their devices.

If everyone in your household had the same PC and specifications, they would never agree on which browser is the best. Why? Because each PC user will have their desktop customised with fancy visual gimmicks and so on. The add-ons and toolbars they each install. Intermittent WIFI and mobile connections, among many other factors, will determine the performance and speed of a browser.

Testing browsers on different computers will consistently have different results due to each PC's processor speed - the amount of RAM each has and the amount of free disk space on each hard drive and so many other variables.

  • Related Article: All Browser downloads: Including browsers to keep children safe and browsers designed for the older/senior generation.

Having the right browser makes using the Internet easier because not all browsers are compatible with every website you visit. Most times, you won't even realise what you're not seeing.

Each browser will have tools and gimmicks that are unique or just better. Whichever new browser you decide to install and use, never uninstall any existing browsers your PC has because it's best to keep if you're having problems with any new browser you've installed.

Browsers favoured by PC programmers and web developers because they have lots of tools for developing and testing are Mozilla Firefox (Developer Edition). Chromium (the open source version of Chrome) (not to be confused with Chrome). Polypane, Sizzy, Blisk, and Brave

What is the best browser for Mac is a common question. Aside from Safari, Camino, Firefox, Flock, and Opera perform well. Again, it's all about user preference. Try them and see what you prefer.

Mozilla Firefox


Firefox Reviews

Firefox has improved its tabbed interface, pop-up blocker/built-in multiple search tools and built-in RSS reader. The privacy mode is very private.

If you need an extension for something, Mozilla Firefox extension capabilities are extensive, and the many themes are easy to use.

It has enhanced security features to protect you against malware, spyware, and phishing sites and handles very nicely. It's easy for all ages to use and a very stable browser.

Firefox is open-source, and anyone can experiment with Firefox code for free. The 'Multi-Account Containers' extension allows you to use one website whilst logging in to different accounts on the same browser.

  • Supports; Windows / Mac / Linux / Ubunto.
  • More information and download Firefox:
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Microsoft Edge


Edge Reviews

Edge has had major improvements than its predecessor, (Internet Explorer) and about time too.

With Edge, you'll notice a better design, improved tracking protection, tabbed browsing and major improvements to its security and overall features.

It also comes with a feature that will alert you if it has a coupon or promo for any shopping website you’re browsing.

Edge put tabs to sleep to free up your computer’s resources to make it run faster, and reduce battery consumption.

Although it does lack the array of extensions which Firefox and Chrome have, it's still a highly used and popular browser.

  • Supports: Windows. Microsoft Edge for Android can be installed on tablets and phones that are running Android KitKat 4.4 or later with an ARM-based processor.
  • More information & Download Edge browser.



Opera Reviews

Opera is a highly respected web browser that competes very well with its competitors. It offers many unique features, such as using Opera with your voice. Its mouse gestures make navigating back and forward pages handy.

The thousands of widgets and third-party extensions are great. The 'Unite' feature that allows users to share files and photos, communicate with other users, chat, and host your website directly on your computer is impressive.

Built-in free VPN software you can use without downloading a VPN extension. Built-in 'screenshot' feature to create, edit and share in just a few clicks. Its 'social sidebar' has one-click access to services such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.

More importantly, Opera has improved its security, allowing a safer and more stable surfing experience. It autoloads the page when the Internet has been interrupted. Overall, it is a good-looking browser, performs very well and is a must-have in your arsenal of browsers and a browser.

Opera GX is a special version of the Opera browser built specifically for gamers.

  • Supports: Windows / Solaris / Intel / QNX / Mac OS / Linux / FreeBSD / BeOS. For Ubunto, install by 1, using GUI. 2, using the official repository (command line). 3, Installing Opera through snap (command line). Opera is also available for PC / Tablet / Mac/iPad / Windows & other devices..
  • More information and download Opera:



Safari Reviews

Safari is a browser preferred by iOS and Mac users because it integrates well with an iPhone or Mac.

Safari uses machine learning to identify advertisers and others who track your online behaviour. The Fraudulent Sites option warns you when a website is unsafe to visit.

It has a neat interface and a decent number of extensions. It performs very well and is a lightweight application.

Scan through large thumbnails of the pages you have visited, which is particularly useful when you can't remember the URL but can remember an image. The Reading list allows you to save web pages for offline viewing.

Further development could make Safari a real contender in the browser wars, although they have one of the best customer services and support.

  • Supports Mac / Windows / Linux / for Ubunto, install "PlayOnLinux" which allow easy installation of Safari on Ubuntu.
  • More information & download Safari.

Google Chrome


Chrome Reviews

Google Chrome. Since Google released Chrome, it has become a favourite amongst many PC users, especially those with a Google account.

Users can switch between accounts without signing out and sync Chrome across devices. There is a massive selection of plugins and extensions from the Chrome web store.

Automatically clears the browser cache — Blocks Trojans and spyware and has malware and phishing protection. Perfect for privacy.

Another good thing about Chrome is the (Chrome Remote Desktop), to remotely connect with your home or work computer or share your screen with others to receive remote support in a safe environment.

Chrome uses a large amount of RAM and CPU, which could lead to a decrease in performance. Its speed is impressive. It has a clean interface and is simple to use.

  • Supports: Mac / Windows / Linux / IOS / Android.
  • More Information & Download Google Chrome.

What is the Best & Fastest Browser? My Answer

Like a car, no single one is ideal for everyone, regardless of speed, size and colour. Similar to John and Jane, everyone is different. Jane wants ease of use — parent controls — and fluidity and smoothness when scrolling pages. She wants a browser that increases the text size by finger (pinching) gestures on her smartphone. John prefers a browser with incognito browsing, easily customisable with a wide range of extensions.

Trying to compare a browser using the 'online browser speed test websites' are not worth the time or energy. When I tested all five browsers, Opera was the fastest, then the next hour, Edge was and so on. They could have all been correct at that time. But none were consistently, significantly faster.

A browser that claims to be "the most widely used" which is going to be Edge, Chrome and Safari because they are pre-installed on devices, which makes it unfair for other browsers trying to compete because the winner would be the one that sold the most devices pre-installed with their browser.

Just because a browser says it's "built for speed" does not necessarily mean it's fast or faster than the rest.

No browser developer or advertiser will ever say, "We ARE the best" — "we ARE the fastest", so how can anyone, including me.

What each companies website say about their browser

  • Firefox: Search smarter, faster.
  • Edge: Fast and secure.
  • Opera: Faster, safer and smarter.
  • Safari: Blazing fast.
  • Chrome: Browse with the power of Google.

All you need to do is try the browsers and decide for yourself. Not forgetting the dozens of alternative browsers.

  • All Browser downloads: Including Safe Browsers Specifically to Keep Children Safe. Safe Browsing for the Older, Senior Generation. For all devices and operating systems.

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Software New Update from ALBANY on January 24, 2020:

saya sudah hampir 10 tahun mengunakan Chrome, akan tetapi akan beralih firefox

Audrey Hunt from Pahrump NV on June 24, 2019:

Very helpful, informative article on browsers. I learned a lot from reading this. Thanks for sharing.

gordon onyango on November 05, 2018:

i prefer chrome

Mohsinul Hasan from Bangladesh on October 25, 2018:

I personally like Chrome browser for my iMac. At very first, i'm not using other browser rather then Firefox and chrome.

By the way, Nice article asap. Every details is More clear.

keep your good work up.

hmazuji on October 10, 2016:

fritz is spot on.

only seamonkey comes close to the features, performance, and reliability of palemoon

rock on palemoon. you are the best

Tener on May 22, 2016:

Also recommending Polarity Browser here. Super light weight compared to all the other major browsers out there. No browser should talk up over 100mb of RAM with 1 tab open (Gmail) and no extension installed. That's just absurd. Also can't trust Chrome anymore with their keystroke tracking for the omnibar.

Tony Sky (author) from London UK on April 12, 2016:

New. Vivaldi browser, designed for power users is the brain child of one of the guys behind the Opera browser. Instead of stripping back features, Vivaldi is customisable to a mind boggling degree.

Tony Sky (author) from London UK on April 08, 2016:

1st Browser released..

The first fully customizable browser. Hundreds of themes and icons. Personalize the look to reflect your personality.

Using the Media Downloader feature, media can be stored within the browser for online viewing and listening.

Ronnie on March 10, 2016:

I've had the major 3 (Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, & Firefox Mozilla) I will swear by Firefox. I find it to be most secure and quite fast with my connections. That's my recommendation for you guys.

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on January 25, 2016:

Great lens on the best browsers for your computer. I've had IE years ago, when I had a Macintosh Ibook laptop. It froze and kept quitting. I also had AOL at the time, too. I do agree that Safari and Firefox is the best. As for Google chrome, I've been using it for a year now as back-up, since I had playing issues on one website (Iheartradio). It works best on that site. Thanks for sharing.

Johna933 on September 23, 2015:

Valuable information. Lucky me I found your site by accident, and I am shocked why this accident did not happened earlier! I bookmarked it. dggdcfaafdee

sue on September 07, 2015:

I installed Microsofts new Edge browser and found it slowed my computer drasically from booting to surfing to shutting down, so I uninstalled it.

Tony Sky (author) from London UK on May 17, 2015:

The most popular 5 browsers are listed here: Maxathon may well be your favourite for reasons you could have explained.

Maxathon however IS listed here among many other peoples favourites.

anBoa on April 24, 2015:

I use Polarity Browser for daily web browsing. I mainly use it for its low RAM usage and it is great for low end systems and older machines. Chrome and Firefox are just a bit too clunky now.

Tony Sky (author) from London UK on February 04, 2015:

PS. K-Meleon is faster thanPale Moon.... That's just on my computer with my specs and my broadband provider. Hope this helps.

Tony Sky (author) from London UK on February 01, 2015:

Hey Fritz,

Pale Moon is very good and fast. It is an open source, Firefox based browser which has stripped down lots of it's features to focus on efficiency, speed and ease of use.

Fritz on January 31, 2015:

I'm still using XP SP3 on a fairly slow pc with 1 GB RAM. By far the best and most responsive browser that I've tried (and I tried the lot mentioned in above article) is Pale Moon. Pale Moon offers a special XP build. It's based on Firefox, but Windows XP 32-bit compatibility is maintained, which cannot be said of the other browsers. Pale Moon is stable and notably faster than Firefox and the other browsers on XP.

Tony Sky (author) from London UK on January 27, 2015:

Hi TTGReviews,

If I had the time, I could write a whole article about how Opera is better than Chrome. Try it and you'll see the numerous things that Opera offers as opposed to Chrome. I'm not saying Chrome is lame but it is not as superior as Opera.

TTGReviews on January 26, 2015:


I run Google Chrome on my Computer that runs Windows 8.1

Also, what are the benefits of using Opera over Chrome?

john on December 19, 2014:

Your right, its all abouf what's good for the gander.... Which is me and i prefere k-meleon.

rodocop on July 15, 2014:

If you vote for Chrome, Firefox, Opera etc. then it means you'd never met K-Meleon.

Try new K-Meleon 74 and you'll see what is REALLY FAST browser.

It has the same engine as Firefox, but it is much more lighter in terms of GUI speed and system load.

karimkhan on July 15, 2014:

Firefox has a lot of flaws, it opens very to slowly, I got fed up and switched to Google, I personally don't like Google they are like spies, same goes with Facebook a bastard network site. someone has to come up with a better browser, yahoo is dumb, safari is crap. inter explorer is very sad state of affairs, its utter rubbish and very slow compare to the rest. I do bench mark all theses browsers and haven't found any to be really good. most spy on you and tap every move you make. there is no privacy. the add-ons and pop ups are very irritating, sick mother fucking adds. the add company have lost the core value of making really good adds.

Joshua Furber on June 14, 2014:

I am using Windows XP Pro SP3 system. Tried just about all the different browsers available. Most of all the fast browsers available run good for a short while but then give heaps of problems. So I kept returning to using IE8. Slower but more stable.

Why are people so angry with modern day fast browsers? Because of the above Great at first but eventually turning to a load of rubbish.

Well after much trial and error and quite by accident I now enjoy Google Chrome without any problems. Been running for 3 months AOK!

So here's what happened. I first installed Google Chrome after resetting up my computer. Then connected to the Internet and set up Google Chrome with Adblock Pro. Then installed all my favourites and made Google my home page. Once everything was exactly as I wanted it I copied the Google folder from my Program Files folder to a backup directory (called it aaa so easy to find). Then I re-named the google folder in the aaa directory to Google1. Then copied this Google1 folder back to the Program Files folder, where it now sits alongside the Google folder. I have not any clue what it does but since that day my Google Chrome browser runs smooth and fast without any problems.



Dale on May 29, 2014:

Internet security should be in the front of every ones mind. If you are travelling anywhere and using your laptop or mobile device then you need to use a VPN to protect your information and identity.

Carlo Giovannetti from Puerto Rico on April 30, 2014:

Pretty good hub! I tend to favor Mozilla Firefox, but also work with Google Chrome frequently. Internet Explorer has surely improved over the faults of its previous versions (particularly IE6), but I find myself having issues with lots of platforms that are even theirs (like Office 365 and MS Dynamics CRM).

Jon Thomas on April 30, 2014:

I mostly use Firefox and sometimes I have to use Chrome as some websites don't work as well in Firefox. In addition I use as my start page on both browsers, to avoid the situation in which I'm missing bookmarks I made in one browser, in the other.

Manny on April 23, 2014:

Say NO to gov driven Chrome and beware of the Nobama Clown Posse !

Browse n skirts on March 29, 2014:

I tried using the online browser speed test and each time I did it I had conflicting )benchmark) results. I tested the top 5 you mentioned above everyday for the past week and 4 times again today at various times and each time the scores for each browser would change. This got me thinking. It's not just the browser which speeds up and slows down during PC use, It's the servers and broadband companies and the times of day when most people use the internet.It could also be the website which gets clogged up among many other factors. The best thing to do and test each one is just use them and observe like you mentioned.

I would mention my top 5 but what for!? That's just my opinion and we all know what they say about opinions!!

bongiswa gontsana on March 28, 2014:

i thnk opera is the best

Eagle on March 22, 2014:

1-Opera 2-Mozilla Firefox 3-Comodo Ice Dragon.

RL on March 17, 2014:

Use to use Chrome because it was faster and more stable then FF or IE9 but now switched to IE 10, by far the fastest browser I have used. Still like the Chrome syncs across PCs but when it comes to speed and getting around the new IE10 just snaps. I my W8 tablet the IE11 works the best.

Joe Blogs on March 14, 2014:

I love using K-Meleon browser because it has the tool to auto reload pages which I find very helpful. My next favorite browser is Opera which is slick and fast but thats just my opinion.

Tim Anthony on March 11, 2014:

Most of the world's computer run on Microsoft Windows, so any web page or web app, when built, is first tested to run on the Internet Explorer. If not on others, then at least it will surely run on IE. And, hence, it is true that almost every website can be displayed properly on IE. IE wins here. But, Google Chrome is my favorite.

Patty on February 25, 2014:

I have used many browsers in my time and I have to say that K-meleon is really good but as someone mentioned, it does not work at all websites so my next choice is Opera.

answer on February 21, 2014:

Booksgalore. Use either or all of. IE, Opera and Google Chrome.

BooksGalore from Hawaii on February 19, 2014:

Which one is best for Windows 8? I just bought a new computer with Windows 8 and I tried downloading Firefox but Windows 8 wouldn't let me open it.

Mike on February 14, 2014:

Is it true that mozilla planing to serve ads in browser? If it is true that will be a big time crash for her, i would still chose chrome or opera any time...?

ky on February 10, 2014:

spoilt for choice ffs. lol

neil on February 05, 2014:

The best and fastest web browser is PUFFIN

Kim Mo on January 10, 2014:

For me, I choose chrome. It seems to be the fastest and most reliable, although it still has some printing issues when I try to print whole contents of a webpage and for some reason, it only prints the visible portion which sucks.

Sum Ting Wong on January 03, 2014:

Torch browser was new to me, so I just downloaded it and I must say, its quite good!

Foxy Lady on December 31, 2013:


Tony-t on December 18, 2013:

I just d-loaded Torch browser and wondered if anyone else has tried it? It looks pretty neat and performs ok.!

browsers on December 15, 2013:

This is a TOP TIP!!

Vincent Koo on November 23, 2013:

At the moment I would have to say that Google Chrome is my favourite browser not just because of the speed I get out of it, but also that the extensions and add-ons really suit my needs. Though I am really interested in seeing how Internet Explorer 11 performs when it is actually released, I've been hearing really good things about it. I might just test it out seeming as it's available for Windows 7 users right now as part of the testing phase.

Even if I find that the performance is noticeably better than Chrome, I don't know if I'm ready to part from all of my personalized things and the whole Google Sync.

Hezekiah on November 20, 2013:

I'm using Firefox at the moment...previously G Chrome, but it always froze after using for sometime and it doesn't connect faster to the internet as Firefox does

atronish on October 29, 2013:

I have used a lot of them many of which are not mention in the article nor the comments. I have kept as main browser Comodo Dragon, is very good; also Flash Peak Slim browser, Maxthon. Have but don't use IE, Google. But as mention in the article is better to keep them so when something starts lacking one always have other alternatives. I used to have safari, Opera but they started to freeze to often and deleted them waiting to see if this problems get corrected, but when they did function it was a good experience. Comodo Dragon is my recommendation. I get my app.s from Cnet, read the reviews of the experts and the users which always helps me decide whether it is convenient or not to download any app. Hope this helps you, best of wishes.

Shane Ctipp on October 18, 2013:

interesting and informative read. for me, its also a matter of what one you prefer to use. ive used nearly all of them. id say firefox and chrome are the two best because of their add-ons, and seem a little faster... extra security features... also they look cooler and u can add themes . However, ie9 is not bad, it has some security features like smart screen filter, which is pretty good and other options to secure the browser better. .its integrated into the os, so you can alter the options on it by just checking internt options from start menu, there seems a lot more options on the internet options for ie than other ones, like zones etc for security , its a lot diff to other browsers layout.. a lot of ppl dont like that its integrated into the os, and find it that makes it less secure as browser and that a browser shouldnt be integrated into the os, and that it makes your computer more open to malware you could get from browsing with ie ... however, a lot of ppl find ie to be very good .. { have a security software up to date and firewall etc is your security, not your browser.. howeveru can tweek ur browser to make it more secure ). other browsers like chrome and firefox are not integrated into the os, and only when you open the browser can you tweek the settings etc.. other good ones are k meleon ............which is very fast, however hasnt been updated in a cpl of years or more

Dave F on September 14, 2013:

I think that your message is correct and that every person has it's own favorite browser. I'd like to mention my favorite browser, since you didn't talk about it here. It's a chromium browser called Torch with a download accelerator. It can download videos and music very very fast. The best part is that it's customizable to chrome extensions so I can only gain from it!

Victoria Lynn from Arkansas, USA on August 22, 2013:

Awesome information! I have IE and Chrome right now. I've used FireFox, too. I sometimes have to go back and forth between browsers, as you say, for different websites. Chrome has been my favorite, but I have been using IE lately, and it does seem much improved from when I used it years ago. Hub voted up, useful, awesome, interesting!

gsurvivor on July 23, 2013:

Very useful hub. Not only did you break a few prejudices but also provided some useful info and tips! A definite vote up from here. Btw, Google Chrome is my favorite :)

Sami O'Malley on July 18, 2013:

I voted for Chrome because anything Chrome based is best. Generally I use the Torch browser though, but it didn't make it to the list.

Sheryl on July 16, 2013:

I've been using RockMelt for years and it was the most stable and fastest for me. Just found out today they are retiring in July 31 :(

Brandon Hart from The Game on July 10, 2013:

Chrome, in my opinion, is the fastest. Because I write a lot I have 5 browsers which I use regularly and in my opinion it blows all of them out of the water. This include Firefox, Safari, Opera, and IE.

Mrinal Saha from Jaipur,India on July 09, 2013:

nothing can beat chrome..

Jyle Dupuis from Henrico, Virginia on June 24, 2013:

Great information. Thanks.

Audrey Hunt from Pahrump NV on June 20, 2013:

Useful information. I have a Mac and am happy with Safari. Voted up, useful and awesome. Thanks!

buddy on May 05, 2013:

yup i agree torch it is

Jaspher on May 01, 2013:

Y U NO include ROckmelt? toinks! that's my favorite! tsk., it is always underrated by bloggers and poll creators! tsk, even in Frinzee's poll for this has no Rockmelt and Maxthon!

moany_steve on March 29, 2013:

All major brands browser are totally crap!! All browser have RAM polluting problems and integrated choking ability of the system ! All browser are too slow specially google chrome browser ! Some browser lift up that limitation and are very speedy but with huge lack of functionality no extension missing features and so on ! Opera browser is only fast without anything enabled but with some extension and java script enabled is far the worst browser of all brands browser !!! Huge problems with aggressive RAM polluting choking crashing and so on ! Opera browser is the only browser that has integrated mht feature support and that is the only reason why i use it !!! I use browsers 24 h /day and i know of what i'm talking about here !! The browsers are totally crap specialy under windows OS ! Practical use of it shows it all !!! Don't believe developer they only advertise for various reasons ! Test it under heavy duty task open many pages (graphic rich pages like porn pages for testing reason and see what happens and how despite advertised security in browsers one can catch infections without rely download something) ! Security in win is totally crap and browser security is also totally crap ! And absolute no one is to fix this ! Imagine that police secret services governments and others can not spy and do nasty things to us - and why we do use ans secure OS and such browsers ? And no one tell people that there are secure OS-ses that are light years beyond Win like BSD based distros and some exotic others ? They want to have easy task on us - and as result we use crap OS and crap software app like browsers !

Don't lie to people and don't advertise crap ! This pisses me of and brings my nerve sky high ! The Anonyzmous group should develop some browser. i'l bet this one would not be crap !!! But it would be problematic for all others that do all nasty stuff to us ! The worst and biggest spy and sometimes censor is Google him self in conjunction with all law authorities in America ! If they are serious about user data anonymity and protection they should instantly move main firm to other country that has higher standards as America ! Newer trust google chrome and chrome os ! America has invented industrial espionage and now China is fighting back and now America has problems also EU ! And we are in between ! Dont use win for Internet also dont use any app developed in China hardware developed in China is also questionable specialy that that have intelligent BIOS-ses and OS-ses integrated ! Also browsers developed in China proxy's and so on ! For internet use isolated virtual environment for browser only and comp for serious work use without internet access ! This is mean specially for Win OS as MS has security holes integrated in it !

Mike from Providence, Ri on March 04, 2013:

Thank you so much, with this article I started using Maxathon, (my previous browser was firefox). the difference is amazing. Increased speed, security and software.

Yunus on March 02, 2013:

Number one : Opera

Pablo Hernan on February 08, 2013:

Don´t lose your time and try Maxthon, for me the best of all time, using since 9 years

albnori on January 26, 2013:

Opera and google chrome are the best for now i'm using opera ..

RSY on January 16, 2013:

I am using Opera for 4-5 years now and I am very much happy with its performance and features. I really like its sync feature - bookmarks, saved passwords, speed-dials are synced very smoothly.

rodocop on December 25, 2012:

K-meleon is one of the forgotten but light and customizable browser for low-end and older hardware (lightning fast on newer one)

Frank on December 19, 2012:

Maxthon 4

Ian on November 11, 2012:

Further to my comments about SlimBrowser there is a bit extra on it in the following Info.

If the main reason you are worried about your Current Internet browser hanging up or running slow and are contemplating wiping the whole system you can try the following. Download a file from SlimBrowser it is only three and a half mb and comes in as a ZIP file, all you have to do is unzip it to a folder you create, say you can call it SlimBrowser. The great thing is unlike other browsers it does not have to be installed. Once it has been unzipped to the SlimBrowser folder on your hard drive just create a desktop shortcut from the SBFrame file. The other great thing about SlimBrowser is there is a great ADD blocker under options. So because your web pages are not slowed down by incoming adds or videos it runs smooth and fast. Now if you ever want to stop using SlimBrowser no need to uninstall it, just simply delete the folder, no need to worry about conflicts or impossible to delete or un installable registry entries. The other great thing is it does not interfere or conflict with any other Internet Browsers on your Computer.

The other thing is SlimBrowser is free and the people who have developed it have worked long and hard to develop one of the best browsers I have ever used. They ask for donation so I sent them a small amount in appreciation of their work, it was a pleasure.



Noah on November 11, 2012:

I like Safari, Firefox and Dolphin.

Anyone notice the animal theme here!!??

prima on October 27, 2012:

Waterfox is the best...but only for 64 bit

Ian on October 21, 2012:

I am running 2 Windows XP systems on a computer on two separate partitions.

One is for Internetting. I have tried all the Browsers available and whilst some are faster than IE 6 7 and 8 I still like the simplistic layout of IE 8.

Well finally I found a browser that looks like IE but is bar far the fastest. It only takes a few minutes to download as a Zip file from the following website Called Slimbrowser you can store the downloaded Zip file on your computer.

It is the best however there have been some reports of a bug with it. But seeing as I wipe my Windows XP Internet system and restore it onto a new partition once each week so far SlimBrowser has never given any problems. Runs Fast, Runs smooth and is a great credit to it's creators.

Installing SlimBrowser is a bit different than the usual windows install. First download the Zip File.

Next Extract the files from the Zip to a Directory you name, say SlimBrowser. Once extracted using Windows Explorer go into the “SlimBrowser” directory and click on the “sbframe” file with the right mouse button and select Copy from the drop down menu. Next press the ALT and the F4 keys (This will exit explorer or for that matter any Windows Program).

Now you should be back to your Desktop, simply click anywhere on the desktop with your right mouse button and from the dropdown menu select “Paste a Shortcut” Now you are finished and all set to enjoy a faster smoother Internet Experience.


Hunter on September 23, 2012:

I have been using Firefox, since it first came out. In my opinion, it is by far the fastest, has great add-ons; including custom themes and personas, and all-around works great with the computer. I myself have an Acer PC, and it works better with firefox than with the pre-installed internet explorer! I have had the same affect with Dell and other PC's and even Desktop computers.

Chuda on September 09, 2012:

You guyz are stupid. You all seem to be in 18th century. WAKE of Mates its time for change. Maxthon 3 is the best because of its ease of use, bunch of new and excting features and faster download speed Google Chrome? it always crashes. IE9? Very very slow, Firefox?has a bug, firefox never fix this. Safari? good for mac users only. Opera? not comparable to MAXTHON3

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Michael on August 28, 2012:

I really prefer Torch, even though it's not one of the top-10. I bet most of you didn't even heard of it. It's actually chromium-based, with 3 amazing features- video-grabber, torrents-built-in-client and a share option for facebook. I like it a lot, it's quite simple and easy to use :)

browseruser on August 26, 2012:

I prefer Opera, I've been around the block of those browsers but opera is my main, firefox is my back up, IE for Microsoft sites etc and my last back up. Safari only use it on my iPod. Tried chrome didn't really like it, although it was a few years ago - don't know how good it is now - but I wouldn't go back to it. That's just my preference.

m.s on August 20, 2012:

i love how safari looks, but it's slow. chrome is my nr.1

iron on August 16, 2012:

SRWare Iron is the best and the fastest of them all.

yArarn on August 12, 2012:

Thanks and Please keep updating your Blog. I will be stopping by every time you do .

Anton Kahwaji on August 02, 2012:

Look the best browser is the one you are comfortable with because every browser is good with what he gives and helps and all browser are the same just every browser has different look and speed but all search in the same way and for all websites

- on July 26, 2012:

Am i the only one who's google chrome has never crashed in 1 year of useage?

Diana on July 19, 2012:

I prefer Internet Explorer, since my family's used it since I can remember. The other browsers are nice, but imo, they don't compare with IE, even though IE has error problems sometimes.

omani on July 12, 2012:

i like chrome

also i think

IE9 really slow

Firefoxfan on July 08, 2012:

Opera. It's not even debatable.

Mattfisher on June 26, 2012:

Torch is nice and very simple company so I support

kobe wheeler on June 21, 2012:

Firefox for the win for multiple reasons one of them being that google chrome chrashes way to much and 2. firefox as far as themes,skins,add-ons,and extenstions surpass all other browsers compared to IE9 and Chrome now opera i didnt use to much. so to conclude Firefox is the best with still more reasons

KOT on June 15, 2012:

Only Internet Explorer 9! Open your eyes: this is not the similar prosuct like other IE's!

It is the best (nowadays): fastest, best performance in animations (including Flash), user friendly (taskbar sites ping, simple to use), OS integrated...

Anonymous on June 07, 2012:

Rockmelt is The best I also have firefox as a backup just in case anything happens i also have safari but i don't use it

john on June 06, 2012:

Firefox rules !!!

Anonymous on June 01, 2012:

1st Firefox - Trusted (by me), opensource, fast and is a powerhorse

2nd Opera - Trusted (by me), opensource and very stable

3rd Internet Explorer - Not much to say

4th Safari - Not much to say, it's like IE in Mac OS X

5th Google Chrome - It's from Google... I don't trust in Google. It has been proven before that Google stole information and sold it to advertisers, and I don't want to be compromised (BTW, Gmail is also compromised , but I don't find it so disturbing and I don't care about it).

Joeri on May 26, 2012:

1 Chrome

2 Firefox

3 Opera

3 Safari

4 IE9

I must say I like Chrome the most. It's very fast and lightweight even on older computers.

Firefox has got the advantage that you can install tons of add-ons and plugins on it. It is very customizable. A disadvantage is the long start-up time

Opera is fast and lightweight too, but has some flaws too. Although it does support some html features I don't see in other browsers yet. Especially input types. A date input type even has a build in datepicker and a range looks like a slider, when other browsers still display it like a plain input field.

I on't know much about safari because I almost never use it. I dont think it's a bad browser tough because it has the same engine as Chrome(webkit). Anyways the four first browsers are all great browsers.

Internet explorer on the other hand still needs a lot of improvements. Both in user interface as in supporting new features. Internet explorer's last version, 9, already is a lot better than it's predecessors, Microsoft did a great job there, but it's next version will need the same amount of improvements to be called equipollent to the other 4 browsers. And Microsoft should stop supporting older versions than IE9.

For a web developer IE9 is ok, altough it's got still a lot of flaws, but Developing for an earlier version is just a pain in the ass.

uv on May 13, 2012:

i prefer Chromium. Its darn fast!

Jobs Etc on May 06, 2012:

I prefer to use Firefox, nice article

steffenrun2 on May 04, 2012:

i like Rockmelt!

Drew on May 03, 2012:

I prefer Opera, it's like the second fastest browser (if not the fastest with "opera turbo" enabled).

vivi&nono on April 27, 2012:

now i use the three-core browser of avant .

The best browsers together in one product, interchangeable, customizable, cloud-able, etc.

Term5764 on April 26, 2012:

I don't get it everyone who uses gets hanging sites but I don't have any problems with chrome. I use (Google) chrome and keep Firefox as a back-up.






CarL on April 24, 2012:

What About Rockmelt?

arsa 371 on April 24, 2012:

1. Google Chrome

2. Opera

3. Mozilla Firefox

4. Internet Explorer

Riyan on April 18, 2012:


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