Mozilla Firefox is one of the most popular open-source browsers in use today. Ever since it became available almost 10 years back, it has been downloaded and installed by millions of people across the world. It has pioneered many of the features that are found in modern web browsers. Some of the features such as tabbed browsing, pop-up blocker, extensions and the search box were all introduced by Mozilla Firefox.
In the recent years, many new web browsers have come up. One such browser, Google Chrome has become very popular and has in fact overtaken Firefox. It is popular because of a number of reasons. Some of the reasons include better performance, lower system requirements and more features. Google’s marketing tactics have also played a crucial role in making Google Chrome very popular.
Here are some of the areas where Google Chrome is better than Mozilla Firefox:
Google Chrome starts much faster when compared to Firefox. Startup speed was one of the major criteria when Google designed this browser. Google Chrome is also very light on system resources which makes it very snappy to use.
Low memory usage
Firefox has always had memory issues. If you open a number of tabs in Firefox and leave them running, the browser occupies all the free memory and makes your system slow. If you have an older computer with say less than 256 Mb of RAM, it will become almost impossible to use Firefox. On the other hand, Google Chrome runs pretty fast on even older computers.
Firefox often freezes and crashes, especially when you open badly coded websites. On the other hand, Google Chrome is much more stable. This is because every tab has a separate process in memory. If a tab crashes, it only affects the corresponding process and does not crash the entire browser. In terms of stability, Google Chrome is definitely better than Firefox.
The automatic updates feature in Google Chrome is very convenient. All updates are automatic and do not require any manual intervention. In Firefox, you have to install the updates manually. This is especially a good feature because updates are very important for web browsers.
In the recent months, Google Chrome has overtaken Firefox in certain browser statistics surveys. There is no uncertainty in saying Google Chrome will soon become the most popular web browser.