Chrome is simply a better browser than Internet Explorer, even as Microsoft prepares to launch Internet Explorer 9 to take on Chrome 10.
Read on to find out why:
When users first start Chrome, they will find an extremely slimmed down interface.
2. Speed is everything
Internet Explorer has been criticized over the years for being slow. Getting to Web pages takes longer than it should. For the most part, other browsers are quicker. But Google Chrome is one of the fastest browsers on the market.
3. Security, anyone?
Security continues to be one of the biggest problems Web users face. On just about any platform, issues can arise that, if left unpatched, can wreak havoc on a person’s computer. But if one were to compare Chrome’s track record in security against Internet Explorer’s, it’s hard to see how Microsoft can compete.
4. The apps are quite appealing
Google offers the Chrome Web Store, a marketplace where people can find different applications to expand the usability of their browser. The store is filled with useful applications that make using Chrome a bit more enjoyable.
5. The Ominbox is great
Google’s Chrome platform has been heralded by Web users for several reasons, but perhaps its most notable feature is the Omnibox. Doubling as an address bar and search bar, the Omnibox makes looking for content on Google Search or quickly going to a desired site much easier.
6. It’s platform agnostic
Internet Explorer is available only to Windows users. Google Chrome, on the other hand, is available to those on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. That’s an important distinction.
7. The market share can’t lie
Google’s Chrome browser has been quickly gaining market share. At the end of 2010, for example, the browser had 7.31 percent of the worldwide browser market, according to Net Applications.
8. Google being Google, Microsoft being Microsoft
When one compares Internet Explorer to Google Chrome, they need to think about the companies behind those platforms and what they’re really after.
9. Rapid updates
Although Chrome has only been available for a little over two years, Google is now on to the tenth version of the software. Generally speaking, Google updates its browser every six weeks.
10. It goes beyond the desktop
Google’s browser value to consumers and even enterprise customers goes beyond the desktop. The company’s mobile browser, available on Android-based devices, is highly regarded in the smartphone market. Moreover, Google significantly improved its browser for Android 3.0 Honeycomb, delivering full tabbed browsing, Incognito mode, and other features that will appeal to mobile customers. Google’s browser effort is the full package across several platforms. And that must be acknowledged.