The web browser is the most fundamental piece of software on your computer. The majority of time you spend on your computer will be within a browser. Every website you visit, every online application you use, will be conducted, mediated and controlled through a web browser. They are the gatekeepers between you and the internet
When it comes to browsers, people have their preferences. But they aren’t always well-informed choices. Microsoft Edge (and before it, Internet Explorer) is standard on Windows PCs, so many people default to using it. The same is true of the Safari browser on Macs.
On the other hand, Google Chrome is the most popular web browser at the moment, and so many people automatically use it— “it must be popular for a reason,” right
Let’s explore the modern web browser landscape, and compare different web browsers for speed, security and features
I will mention a handful of lesser-known, “niche” browsers throughout this article. Don’t be surprised if you haven’t heard of them; they exist mostly for a specialized audiences.
The three most common right now: Opera, Vivaldi (which tries to be like Opera of a few years ago), and Brave. Sandip Rai discussed the security features of Brave in-depth in our May 2017 issue
Operating System Support
It is also worth noting that not all browsers are available to everyone.
Safari is only for macOS users; if you use Windows or Linux, don’t even think about it. Microsoft Edge is only available on Windows 10. Older versions of Windows run Internet Explorer instead, which is old enough that in general I won’t focus on itRead The Full Article