If Web Browsers Were Humans, Who Would Win?

Published on December 5th, 2010.

I’m still sitting here using FireFox 3.6, and honestly, I feel a bit like a dinosaur, but the plugins are that important to me. Either way, we already know who wins in in speed tests, it feels like there’s a new speed test published every week. But what would happen if the browsers were human? Megwin’s got the answer.

Unfortunately, IE came and totally screwed things up in the end…

What do you use as your main browser?

  • hikky

    lol @ IE
    Using Firefox, and this won’t change –> plugins ftw. Yes, Chrome is slightly faster but that’s it.
    Some global browser usage stats for October 2010 btw: IE 29,7%, FF 44,1%, Chrome 19,2% and nobody cares about the others basically.

    • http://www.yonasu.com yonasu

      Cool! Didn’t know Firefox was that popular actually. I notice quite a big speed bump when I use Chrome, and there are a lot of plugins for it, but until Rikaichan works properly I won’t think about switching.

  • http://www.jamaipanese.com Jamaipanese

    almost making the a complete transition from Firefox to Chrome.

    Firefox has been becoming too fat, slow and unresponsive to my liking. Being as tab crazy as I am stability is the main reason for my switch

    • http://www.yonasu.com yonasu

      I see! I just can’t because of the plugins, so I’ll be looking forward for the release of Firefox 4^^

  • Anonymous

    Chrome all the way! Firefox is like a big titan, sure – wins in many ways but is massive and slow. Whereas Chrome is like a rabbit, small, fast, minimal, effective. The way I like my things.

    • http://www.yonasu.com yonasu

      Haha yeah, hopefully when Firefox 4 is finished, it’ll change that! I wouldn’t mind using a big rabbit titan.

    • Anonymous

      Actually, now that I looked into FF4, it sounds like it actually might be good. I really love the Panorama feature, organizing tabs is something I really really would love to have.

    • http://www.yonasu.com yonasu

      Yeah. I’ve tried the beta several times, and speed-wise, it’s good as well. But it still doesn’t work very well in general…

  • Anonymous

    Firefox 4 is actually a strong contender against Chrome 8. I prefer Chrome’s debugging tools though (inspect element ftw).

    • http://www.yonasu.com yonasu

      I like Firebug^^

  • http://twitter.com/yaadayaada Loc Lam | ロックラム

    I switched to Chrome mainly because it opens up a lot of space at the top leaving more room for the webpage to fill up the screen. The Rikaichan extension/plugin is pretty decent so I’m happy :)

    • http://www.yonasu.com yonasu

      It doesn’t make a difference really, I don’t get more space with Chrome at all O.o Okay maybe 5-10 pixels or so more. The thing with Rikaichan for Chrome is that it doesn’t have the names dictionary, and that’s really important to me.

  • Anonymous

    Disappointing that they completely forgot to mention the worlds most advanced and fastest web browser Safari. Safari sets the standard for the way browsing should be. For people who don’t need fancy plugins and want just speed for everyday browsing then it’s a good choice. Recently they allowed to have third party plugins so there is a chance your so desired FF and Chrome plugins could appear in Safari to.
    I feel like the browser question is a bit like the “what cell phone is best”, or “what OS” or :what gaming console” question. Everyone has an opinion and thinks that the others are wrong. :D

    • http://www.yonasu.com yonasu

      You have just been brainwashed by Steve Jobs. Safari is a good lightweight browser and it wins in some cases, but Chrome still win overall. And I highly doubt Safari will get a good plugin community anytime soon. After all, Chrome has supported plugins a long time now and I still can’t switch. It’s all because of one plugin though…

      Everyone has an opinion and I don’t think others are wrong really. I mean, I’m using Firefox, but I still think Chrome is the best browser :)