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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.