Market shares are divided in the non-Windows platform by two leading teams: Mozilla FireFox and Internet Explorer. The two competed for a decade to overtake any advances undertaken by the other in business. At least, other web browsing applications also made part of the piece left by the two.
Although the development of the browser application was pointed to the different teams dedicated in developing it, only the two are taking serious competition in the market. Most people, today, use and enjoy the blessings of these two mainstream browsers. They run at least more than one browser, and stay intact it in only one. The advantage is it runs more and more efficiency in searching at a single time without compromising the speed and quality of being search. Besides, links are also automatically recall and restored for faster tracking of files and sites viewed. Another is you can assign the particular browser to a surfing type you want without opening the other. So, what’s the difference of the two?
To start with, Internet Explorer is integrated with the Operating System (OS) which means it is faster than all the others. Also, due to the wide usage by the consumer, more and more sites used to ensure compliance to Interest Explorer than the competitors, that is, compliance in its requirements since some uses Microsoft Multi-Media Software in the site. The Microsoft proudly created this to bring the comfort in searching the web. However, just like every creation, it has some weaknesses; the Internet Explorer is more vulnerable to viruses because of its integration to the OS. Also, it is more complex to be use and has deeper menus to understand, which is not also standard in a way, but it is still very excellent in a constant work.
On the one hand, the Mozilla is basically created to be open source, making it very convenient to work on. Good bookmark functionality is also their asset since the retrieving of the previous sites visited concerns much to them, so to say. It has also a Multi-platform design. Another is it has available email newsgroup and Internet Relay Chat (IRC) clients. The downfall of this browser, however, points to its “not quite” faster speed for some functions on Windows. Accordingly, it is less widely used on windows.
Some authority in the business used to prefer the latter over the former since it is well-coded, multi platform, complies with the web standards, and has the best tabbed viewing functionality. Furthermore, Mozilla has also developed in Internet applications making it better in every release. But for the sake of validity, a personal inquiry to experiences from friends serve best in choosing one over the other.