Chrome vs Firefox

The web browsers are basically the gates, which opens up the ocean of web to any user, who is keen to access the internet. Earlier, you only heard about IE and other similar names, however, today if you look at the list of web browsers, the two at the top is – Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Both are considered as rival to each other but most of the time, Chrome seems to be winning the battle at various junctures owing to better performance and functions, which would be unleashing in this article. Firefox has problems at different levels, wherein Google Chrome seems to be scoring the points and thus coming at the top. In fact, if you believe the insiders, many of the Firefox developers are now seen in the team of Chrome, which is also one of the key reasons to see improved performance of this browser as compared to Firebox. Now, let’s check how Chrome seems to be stealing the show and turning out a better browser than Firefox.

No Multi Process Architecture in Firefox

You will not find single core CPUs anymore as these are being replaced by dual core ones and other advance level ones. This means the modern day computers are capable of carrying out multitasking things without any hassle. If you look at Chrome, it has multi-process architecture, which is helpful in running the site with quicker pace. Every site when you open could be running several apps, programs other background processes (apps and extensions) behind the show. Also, you can see the plug-ins over the browser running at the background when you open up any site. Notably, Chrome is known to work smartly at such junctures and thus the performance you get from this browser as compared to Firefox seems to be much better. On the contrary, Firefox simply employs single process architecture, which hampers the speed over any dual core CPUs. Firefox therefore proves out to be less responsive than Chrome when you open up a number of tabs.

Firefox doesn’t employ a security sandbox

You can see both IE and Chrome using the modern Windows based feature known as protected mode or low integrity mode in order to run the browser procedures with limited user permissions as possible. If the vulnerability of these browsers is being exploited then the person attempting the same would have to put extra efforts to get away from the element of security sandbox to gain good access over the rest of the system. This feature has been in place since past seven years since the launch of Windows Vista. However, Firefox seems to be working on the same old feature of low rights Firefox and you will hardly see any timeframe from the company to overcome this problem. Though Sandboxing may not be a great cure to any threat yet it plays a vital role in security feature seen over any other modern browser. In fact, even the modern versions of Firefox don’t seem to address this issue by not giving any bare minimum kind of protection.

Other reasons why Firefox is lagging behind Chrome

Firefox is seen caught up in different ways since past so many years, however, most of the enhancements taking place there seems to be simply replicating the ideas of Chrome that have been done by Google. The first of all is the multi window private browsing, which seems to be adding up in Firefox just recently that was seen in Chrome since its start. You can see frequent updates coming for Chrome from Google, which is a seldom affair at Firefox. As far as the extensions, which can manage the browser upgrades, Firefox has been struggling for the same, which Google Chrome has done long back. Now, with so many years passed by Firefox seems to be adding this feature the very same way the Chrome has brought it up.

Chrome was having PDF viewer from long, while Firefox has recently seen bringing the same, which is still seen with some flaws in it. The user interface design found in Chrome is simply awesome by keeping it minimal browser interface, which is not the case earlier at Firefox. As per experts, Firefox is about to add certain Chrome kind of interface. Firefox is not seen having a good multi process features the way Chrome has been carrying, which helps the plug in including Flash to run as per its own pace and way. This prevents crashing down the Chrome while working on it, which is certainly not the case with Firefox. Lastly as far as the JavaScript performance is concerned Chrome seems to be leading.

Final word

Looking at the larger picture by considering all these flaws found in Firefox, it seems that Google Chrome is stealing the show. With so many features and innovation indeed Google Chrome is a better web browser than Firefox.

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