Safari Vs Chrome


Google's web browser, Chrome, was released a few years later than Safari, a web browser from Apple Inc., but that has not stopped it from becoming one of the major web browsers. Some say this rise to the top is because Google was already at the top of the food chain in the internet world when it released Chrome. Many debates have taken place on whether it really is much better than Safari.

Here are some points for comparison of the two:

1. Interface

Both browsers are sleek in their own ways. Safari bears the aesthetics of Apple products and is easy on the eyes. It also gives users the option to change the setting so it fits in with the Windows interface. Chrome adopted the minimalist style, which gives more room for the web pages. Both have the tabbed browsing feature which works well in their own ways.

2. Compatibility

In this aspect, Safari is inferior to Chrome. Firstly, Safari only works in Windows and Mac OS Chrome also works on those plus on different versions of Linux OS.
Consequently, there are web sites that are not compatible with Safari but are accessible in Chrome and the other major browsers. The number of web sites that do not support Safari are not that many though.

3. Setup/Installation

The installation was completed in good time for both browsers. Chrome's one advantage was that it did not require an installation wizard or reboot.

4. Startup Times and Performance

Speed would be Chrome's middle name if it could have one. It is one of the fastest web browsers available. Its graphics-hardware acceleration works really well. Safari fails this especially that the performance of its graphics-hardware acceleration for Windows does not compare well with its accelerator for Mac OS.

5. Customization

Chrome trumps Safari in customization. There are more apps and add-ons to choose from in Chrome, and it is easy to manage them. To be fair, Safari also has some great apps or extensions that come with the default installation but the options for extensions are not as many as Chrome's or of the other popular browsers, except when the Safari is used on a Mac. Safari is an Apple product so this is to be expected.

6. Privacy/Security

Both web browsers are quite secure. In the past, both browsers have been exploited and hacked. Safari had exploits that allowed the hacking of the Mac OS. The exploits have since been patched. A similar incident happened to Chrome someone was able to control a Windows machine through an exploit in the sandboxing feature of the browser.

It is obvious that Safari trails behind Chrome in more than a few ways. This can be attributed to the fact that it is better tailored to fit Mac OS than Windows or other operating systems. Chrome on the other hand works well in any of the compatible operating systems. To choose between them, it would be best to go for the one that supports the features that are important to you. Since both are free, you can actually download and kick the tires yourself to see which one provides a better browsing experience.
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October 8th, 2015 19:05  posted by Anon.

On OSX, Safari is faster and about 1.3x more energy efficient, all while using far less CPU. When websites are built within reasonable modern practices, Safari's support for w3 standards hasn't failed me.

September 9th, 2015 22:05  posted by Anon.

Chrome is listening to your conversations.

June 29th, 2015 01:06  posted by msh

chrome is faster

May 31st, 2015 19:40  posted by Ben_Skywalker
Parental Controls and Tracking

Using Chrome is pure hell when you have parental controls on- Chrome is always trying to spy on you and because of this is always trying to access "secure websites", which are blocked by default.

April 16th, 2015 18:55  posted by Anon.

Safari. Chrome is overrated and packed with Google spyware. Safari is just as fast, just as secure, more efficient and integrates well with the Apple ecosystem.

February 23rd, 2015 05:54  posted by Anon.

chrome is just way too buggy recently as well uses way too much of my Ram and Cpu so the non bloated Safari whilst sleek also runs minimally, Safari bests chrome in my personal opinion (And my laptops D)

December 29th, 2014 08:28  posted by Linus MacWinfrey
Where Chrome is better

Chrome opens every tab in its own sandboxed process. Think of a computer where every programme runs in its own Virtual Machine. It will be very difficult for XSS attacks to succeed in Chrome.

October 20th, 2014 21:46  posted by Anon

I think safari is the clear winner it has a sleek interface, its simple to us and in a test safari opened web pages much faster.

September 28th, 2014 22:01  posted by jh5

Safari, being a bit slower, is still better than chrome, at least in mac environment. It runs better, it's more integrated, and it design is way better than chrome. But It's true that chrome is a bit faster

August 3rd, 2014 15:21  posted by Apple lover

Safari is a web browser built with many features, simplicity , blazing fast speed, and also can save pages for offline reading!!

May 11st, 2014 19:41  posted by Mac & PC User

Safari on a Mac beats Chrome on a Mac Safari on a PC beats Chrome on a PC It's as easy as that.

May 9th, 2014 01:15  posted by morphy kuffour

safari is way better than chrome even though is old ,it's faster than chrome

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