Which one is better, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer? At this point, it is too tough to call. Viewing the past versions of these two browsers, my decision to pick the best one would have probably been a loud bang for Mozilla Firefox. On the other hand Internet Explorer has a lot of appealing features. Although it may be too soon to tell, Firefox has the upper hand when it comes to security even with the major defect that was discovered after its public release. In regards to a lot of standard feature consideration such as tabs and RSS feeds, both browsers are equivalent. Both of these browsers have their own respective attraction and deciding which one may be right for you can prove to be a difficult task. When decision time arrives, this article attempts to make things a little easier for you.
The Mozilla Firefox project was created by Dave Hyatt and Blake Ross as an experimental branch of the Mozilla browser. The latest version, Firefox 18.0 was released on January 8, 2013. In the web browser wars, it seemed that Firefox was destined to become a great threat to IE. It continued to eat away IE’s market share slowly and steadily. It is a better overall browser in many ways and with many same features it helped boosting Firefox’s popularity as well as its close acquaintance with the Windows Vista Operating System. Besides Add-ons and extensions, Mozilla’s browser stands up pretty well in its original form due in large part to some key features. For the most part, it is a stable browser. However, even the most stable browsers crash it has a great feature built in called “Session Restore”. This feature alone makes Firefox very attractive. Another positive side of the Mozilla browser is the speed in which the application itself loads as well as the speed in which it loads web pages, apparently faster than Internet Explorer. Microsoft gives a few easy steps to install your own search engines, on the other hand Mozilla requires you to create an Open Search plug-in to achieve the same result.
Internet Explorer , formerly Microsoft Internet Explorer and Windows Internet Explorer and commonly abbreviated as IE or MSIE, is a series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft and included as part of the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, starting in 1995. Internet Explorer is known for its record of achieving a peak of about 95% usage share of web browser throughout 2002 and 2003. Since then the percentage of usage is continuously dropping due to the appearance of competitors, most significantly Mozilla Firefox. Like many Microsoft features, IE has a quite rich set of security features that can be put together to suit the user’s needs. Firefox, by comparison, is more simplistic in its security choices. If you are planning to use Windows Vista, you may prefer IE because of its close familiarity with the operating system. And if you are a fan of add-ons, Firefox offers a wide variety. Internet Explorer does also offer a fair share of quality add-ons. Internet Explorer and Firefox offer browsers that are faster than previous versions. By combining several options, button, tools and fields that are at the top of your default browser, both IE and Firefox have cleared up more space for website display. Going one step ahead, IE comes with an option that it will alert you which tool bars and plug-ins are slowing down your browser’s performance, when activated.
This is very tough to judge so I recommend you give them both a test run. Install both browsers at the same time and you will find yourself using both for different purposes.