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Windows 7: Best Internet Browser

23 Feb 2013   #1
ADRooney

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 
Best Internet Browser

Which is the most light browser in terms of size consumption and CPU usage?
Please Suggest.


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23 Feb 2013   #2
indianacarnie

 

You'll get many answers to this as everyone has their favorites. I use Opera as my main browser and have for years. Fairly lightweight and extremely easy to use. I also use Maxthon 3 but only for a change of pace. Its extremely lightweight. Firefox is more "heavy" than most but the F.F. users seem to really like it. I haven't used it for many many moons myself so can't say anything about its newer versions. A F.F. variant ,Pale Moon, is very fast, again from the last time I used it..... over a year ago. Iron browser is very private but a little slower and heftier. The best thing to do, imho, is to download a few different ones and use them for a few days/weeks and see what suits YOU the best. (Try Opera!)
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23 Feb 2013   #3
ADRooney

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

how about chrome.

and how would be safari
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23 Feb 2013   #4
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

I use Chrome seems to work fine for me at the end of the day its down to personal taste
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23 Feb 2013   #5
x BlueRobot

 

Google Chrome has a good rendering engine, which I believe Opera is soon to adopt, I personally use Opera; it's fast and from my experience the most lightweight browser whilst still being reliable.I would test each browser and see which one you prefer and best suits your needs, as already suggested by indianacarnie.

You could also benchmark each browser, and then compare which has the highest score:
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23 Feb 2013   #6
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ADRooney View Post
how about chrome.

and how would be safari
Just try them, if you don't like them then just un install!
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24 Feb 2013   #7
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Chrome is usually faster for most. I too use Opera, and it suits me. Skip Safari. Safari for windows is being abandoned. As mentioned, try Opera, try Chrome, decide what suits you, or keep both

A Guy
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24 Feb 2013   #8
TheOneBobbyGunn

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Two things I look for is web standards, and security. I run each browser through three tests when a new version comes out. Chrome is first for me, and then Firefox. I do use Maxthon also. Never touch IE (any version. Just don't like it), and I used to use Opera, but after it failed in so many security tests, I put it away. Maybe when they change to the WebKit engine things will improve.

Here are the tests if anyone is interested: Security: Security - Tests Web standards 1: The HTML5 test - How well does your browser support HTML5? Web standards 2: The Acid3 Test
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24 Feb 2013   #9
Rus2

win 7
 
 

I use Mozilla's SeaMonkey with its' built in email support. Have for years and never a problem.
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24 Feb 2013   #10
Cr00zng

Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, OSX El Capitan, Windows 10 (VMware)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheOneBobbyGunn View Post
Two things I look for is web standards, and security. I run each browser through three tests when a new version comes out. Chrome is first for me, and then Firefox. I do use Maxthon also. Never touch IE (any version. Just don't like it), and I used to use Opera, but after it failed in so many security tests, I put it away. Maybe when they change to the WebKit engine things will improve.

Here are the tests if anyone is interested: Security: Security - Tests Web standards 1: The HTML5 test - How well does your browser support HTML5? Web standards 2: The Acid3 Test
I am not sure, if one can trust Browserscope testing for security. Especially, when Firefox passes the "Sandbox attribute", which it does not support. To my knowledge, only Chrome and IE9/10 support running the browser in a sandboxed environment by default. The NSS Labs' test for browser security is probably more accurate:

https://www.nsslabs.com/reports/brow...neered-malware

IE10 and Chrome performed well, while Firefox performed poorly in tandem with Safari.
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