First thing that comes into my mind is Google Chrome, which is probably what you have been thinking at the top of your head too. Did you know though, that back in the ancient days of the late 90’s and the early 2000’s, Chrome wasn’t even so much as a thing? No no, of course it wouldn’t be that easy at first. Back then, we used to get by using, you guessed it, Internet Explorer.
Now, we know that that browser has become a meme for the past years with how bad it runs and how slow it actually is, however bear in mind that we legitimately used this back in the days because we either had no other alternatives or we just didn’t know that there even WERE other choices. Yes, the horror that you are picturing right now was real. If you’re part of the younger generation, then count yourself lucky that you didn’t have to go through what we did.
It wasn’t all that bad. If the internet was nice to us then the waiting wouldn’t lead us to frustration. At least Mozilla Firefox came later and it was infinitely better. After that discovery we kind of just realized that there really were other browsers out there that we could use instead of Internet Explorer. Here’s my personal rankings on the top desktop browsers dominating the market today.
Of course, everyone knows this one. Who doesn’t? All of us use it or at least know what it is based on the name itself. It’s what we use when we browse the web and boy do we browse it a lot. Even when we have different apps for other things, we still end up going back to this one and we see no signs of it ever dying. Based on the name itself, Google Chrome was made by Google itself back in September of 2008. Now, 11 years later, it’s the most popular browser ever. You can check other websites to know if that’s true or not like this one (https://www.tutorialspoint.com/web_developers_guide/web_browser_types.htm).
Chrome’s my favorite even though it sometimes fail me. But there are other browsers to use when that happens. So I give this one a 7 out of 10, only because the ads on it are so annoying.
You’ve seen this little fiery fox everywhere. It basically sits next to your Chrome as a second alternative for when Google Chrome doesn’t want to work. Sometimes it does that. Luckily, Mozilla Firefox is reliable and is said to be the second best from all the browsers. This one was released back in 2004 and has been growing ever since. I’m guessing that if Google Chrome didn’t suddenly appear out of nowhere and taking the stage, everyone would have been using Firefox right now instead of Chrome.
Overall? I give it an 8 out of 10. Even though this website (https://www.techradar.com/news/the-best-web-browser) ranks it as their first.
As skeptical as I was at first, I can confidently say now that Opera is actually a lot better than most people think. It’s typically faster and lighter so it’s far more convenient when you browse through it. It’s very user-friendly and if you’re a newcomer to the internet, then welcome. Opera is the best browser for you to use, with its handicap feature and how kid-friendly it is.
For Opera, I rank it a solid 9 out of 10.