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WHICH BROWSER IS BEST 8shifted the market to their favor and taken away many users from Internet Explorer. Firefox has been designed using its own ideas but also identified the flaws that Internet Explorer has and created a stronger platform that eliminated those flaws. Stronger security features, integrated parental controls, and a user friendly interface are some of the highlights that are important to users when searching for an Internet browser. One disadvantage that has been identified about Firefox is it doesn’t support ActiveX. ActiveX is a software program that is designed to improvecompatibility with many websites. Even though Firefox lacks the support of ActiveX it still remains as one of the fastest browser. Firefox is not only one of the fastest browsers it is also very stable while offering new and innovative browsing techniques. Similar to the other browsers, Firefox has integrated a powerful synchronization tool. A user is able to sync their browser to gain access to view browsing history, bookmarks, passwords and many others available to both mobile and desktop browsers (Gralla, 1998). The other browsers also have tab features to allow for quicker browsing as well as being able to more easily access web pages in one window. In Firefox the user is also able to reorganize the order of the tabs, customization of the tabs in a panorama feature, and recover the tabs in the event that the browser crashes or the computer shuts off. There are many more features that are available to the user to provide a lustrous browsing experience. Firefox also has an add-n feature that allows users to give it voice commands while browsing. Another feature that is appealing is the amount of time it takes to download and install to the user’s computer. The Firefox file often takes less than two minutes to download and less than 10 minutes to do a complete install. Many will argue that the download speed depends on the speed of the individual’s Internet. The download and installationof Firefox has been designed to easy as compared to other browsers. The ease of installation can be compared to Safari, in the fact that Safari is seen as not an easy installation. Like other Apple
WHICH BROWSER IS BEST 9products, Safari has its own shortcomings that Apple has struggled to fix when developing its products. To download and install Safari it requires the user to give more time to completely install the software.Mozilla created an instinctive design for its user interface. An example of this is, when creating this interface the developers aimed to have a similar look to that of Internet Explorer to appeal to users who are used to using Internet Explorer. When the user digs deeper and becomes more experienced with the browser they will see that the interface is an enhanced version of Internet Explorer. With this method Firefox hopes to create a liking from users and favor Firefoxover Internet Explorer. The perception can be narrowed down to the use of verbiage in the software.