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What Browser Should You Be Using?
Although Google Chrome and Internet Explorer are both web browsers that serve the same fundamental purpose, there are certain key differences that attract users to one or the other. We will highlight the top 10 reasons to use Chrome over Internet Explore
1. Design, Design, Design
When it comes time to compare Internet Explorer and Google Chrome, the biggest difference users will find is their design. Google Chrome is built with the latest Web ideas in mind, boasting both usability and a sleek look. Internet Explorer, on the other hand, is crowded and still clings to outdated design elements. To today’s Web users, that matters.
Microsoft has always been criticized for its security troubles. And the outcry over the company’s security woes with Internet Explorer have been its biggest issue. Chrome, on the other hand, is widely viewed as a largely secure browser that can trump Internet Explorer on that front. That matters
3. Speed Matters
When people head to a browser and try to open a Web page, the software that can display a site sooner rather than later will be most likely to gain their affection. In my experience, Chrome is the fastest browser on the market, loading Web pages far more quickly than Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Opera. If speed matters to you, go with Chrome. You’ll be happy you did.
4. Simplicity Matters
Remember that mention on design? Well, the google chrome browser has a very clean and minimal design. It has almost no fluff and instantly you get a feeling that you are into something that helps you search the web very easily. When it comes to other browsers, they have not taken the user in mind and instead focus on making money via showing useless ads. While chrome has an interface that appeals to people of all age group.
5. Microsoft’s Commitment
Internet Explorer is discontinued, but is still maintained. ... On March 17, 2015, Microsoft announced that Microsoft Edge would replace Internet Explorer as the default browser on its Windows 10 devices. It’s hard to figure what Microsoft really wants from their browser as it is slowly but surely becoming less important to Microsoft’s bottom line. Microsoft will continue to offer Internet Explorer for the foreseeable future, but don’t expect it to be as important to the company as it once was.
6. Platform Agnosticism
Just like internet explorer or edge is available exclusively for windows system. Chrome is not bound by anything like that. You can find chrome for almost all the devices where you can browse the internet. Chrome browser can be downloaded for Android smartphones, Linux based systems, windows systems and also on Mac OS systems. It is platform independent. It has a wider reach because of which people love it.
7. Where’s the Unique Value Proposition?
When it’s all said and done, consumers choose one product over another because of a unique value proposition. So, what makes Microsoft so special that it’s a must-use? It helps customers surf the Web, save bookmarks, and can only run on Windows. That doesn’t sound all that unique, does it?
8. Market Share
Market share does not ever lie. If you look at the recent stats, you will find that chrome is leading the market with 60% of the share followed by other web browsers such as opera, safari, and firefox. The reason behind this could well be the trust that Google has instilled among the people and also genuinely their product is way much better than the other browsers. Chrome has been there on the market since 2008 and any other web browser is yet to dethrone it from the title
9. Quick Updates
With websites being made on new technologies and also sites carrying data that is only increasing, it becomes important for web browsers to have a better compatibility. Google chrome is very nice in those terms. They roll out updates before anyone else does and it helps users to have a butter smooth experience of browsing the web. In other browsers, the updates do come but they arrive too late while in chrome they come first.
10. Easy Migration
Google Chrome has a great property of synchronization which means if you are just migrating from an old browser like internet explorer then you can migrate the important stuff like your bookmarks. Also, the latest feature that has come is signing in your chrome browser which has made accessibility even easier. Now you can carry your credentials like bookmarks and most visited sites with you. It is a more of personalized experience now.
There are tons of different browsers and almost every browser has some of the other features that makes it unique but when you combine all the stuff that is important while browsing the web then Google Chrome is a clear winner. Go ahead and browse the web with chrome for the best experience but remember some of your older websites and applications may still require Internet Explorer.