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Hey (:. The name is Stuart (or bo-ching) i'm 15 and live in England. Any questions leave a comment on my profile on the social network site of bebo, also add as friend; I don't bite that much, honest =]

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2008-09-07 12:11:30 by bo-ching

I've been using Internet Explorer all my life, now there's been a sudden growth in the amount of web browsers there are, so I thought to myself "which one is best??" so I thought I'd test them all out. I have been using IE7 for the past 2 years and have got used to that, but the cracks are beginning to show in its performance and page loading speed.
So I'm now currently testing all the other major browsers, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Chrome and IE8 when it comes out.
I'll do them all in that order, and I'll spend a week with each of them, so I can check out all the areas of internet using.

I was very pleased with firefox, pages loaded faster and downloading is slightly easier once you get to grips of it's system. The themes idea is awesome, I'm using the best one then the Newgrounds theme =]. But one thing I do think its lacking is the favourites button, I know the bookmark tab is the same principle, its just not as well laid out, and is sometimes faster just to type an address in. Also something else i realized was there wasn't a new tab button, which was also slightly annoying, but easy to overcome.
I rate firefox 9/10

I was pleased when i got rid of Safari, i must say how shit it was. First of all it didn't have a proper wizard to import "bookmarks" or home pages or anything, it spell checked EVERYTHING including fucking usernames, and put a nice big red line under it. When you use a text field, it highlights the box in a slivery colour, and don't get me started on page load speed, it was slower than double the time than in firefox. :O There wasn't even a homepage button :O. But as you got to grips with the theme and downfalls, some good things appeared, like when you start to type a web address in, it tryed to guess what it was, and t changed the boring white butons ino silvery round ended ones, but they didn't count for the shoddy proformance. I give Safari a 3/10

Opera wasn't too bad, the interface didn't look too bad, and page load speed was okay, but it does tell you intersting things (to me) like the file size of the page. A good feature of Opera was, if you closed it, and opened it again, it would come up with the last page you were on. If you removed all the temp files though, and loaded it if would come up with a blank screen and you have to open a new tab to reveal it's "speed dial" screen, which contained websites that you saved there, it would have been quicker if it just went straight to the homepage to be honest. Apart from that it wasn't too bad, but it wasn't outstanding. I give Opera a 6/10

Google Chrome, the first looks were absoutely shocking, and so were the final ones. You can't change your homepage even though it imported it, but it doesn't matter if it worked, because there isn't a homepage button, and the bookmarks were imported, but there isn't a bookmark button (exept for on the google chrome homepage) not only this, no ad ons are compatible at the moment, hopefully they will eventully make them compatable. I give google chrome a 5/10

IE 8, i thought would have improved allot since the previous version. I was wrong. The look is bacicly the same, just the page load speed was slower, and there were allot of flaws on some webistes (like negrounds) were the top picture just went, and you can't sign in by just pressing enter. slightly dissapointed tbh. 7/10

After testing them all, i've decided that firefox is by far the best and will be my defult browser from now on.

If you have any questions, please comment on the news post, i'll try my best to answer :)