Of course internet speed is of the utmost importance without having to pay ISP's more cash to increase the size of the bottleneck that restricts the speed of the information that lands on our computers. Sure, the days of dial up have been replaced with DSL, Cable and Wireless that advertise faster speeds to get you to sign up but choke the speeds unless you pay more and more. Web browsers that can speed up their information retrieval that's requested by you and minimize the kilobytes of the information that is sent gets through your ISP's bottleneck much faster which in turn lessens the time you have to wait for a page to turn. Web browsers can also reduce the kilobytes of a website after you open it. Some web sites that are full of video's, pics and themed with backgrounds can be kilobyte massive but as technology advances these huge kilobyte web sites can be reduced without losing quality. I've noticed small pics being enlarged without all the distortion of the past even though I can't enlarge a small pic without the distortion yet.
Google has takes the prize for the faster most efficient web browser as of now. Google's insight as to the pulse of what makes people satisfied using their service is whats keeping them on the top of the pile when it comes to web browsers. Right now with all the deficiencies of the other web browsers Googles foot print is embedded on the tops of the other web browsers heads.
Here are the top web browsers on the internet as of now:
Google Chrome (70% Of Internet Traffic)
Google has takes the prize for the faster most efficient web browser as of now. Google's insight as to the pulse of what makes people satisfied using their service is whats keeping them on the top of the pile when it comes to web browsers. Right now with all the deficiencies of the other web browsers Googles foot print is embedded on the tops of the other web browsers heads. Google also gives away some popular free services that are high quality like Blogger that has better functionality than other blog hosts paid and unpaid. Google is in the process of developing "Google Plus" to rival Facebook and so far its caught some wind. "You Tube" is a huge driver of keeping Google on the top. Google in recent years went to a Yahoo type setup where you log in to Google to access all the free Google apps and services. Gmail is used by most people in some form or another and is a Google staple.
Mozilla Firefox (15% Of Internet Traffic)
I tried on Firefox for several months and didn't take to it. Firefox just didn't seem like they were trying to keep up with Google or Bing. I tried the Firefox bar and had problems getting rid of links I didn't like among other functions I tried. Firefox is more or less trying to cater to video and online movies. I sure Firefox fits many persons needs since they command 15% of internet user traffic but I had to many problems I got tired of dealing with using Firefox mostly because it seems they are not keeping up.
Microsoft Bing, Internet Explorer, Edge (11% Of Internet Traffic)
Internet Explorer is dead and being phased out to be replaced with "Bing". I've used Bing for quit a while. I didn't have any problems with Bing. I just tend to use a lot of Google's free product services that connect me better with the audiences I'm after. My ISP uses Google as their search base driver so I tend to just go with what's easy. When Microsoft updated their operating system to windows 10 they added Microsoft Edge as their primary browser system that uses Microsoft Bing as their search driver. I went with Microsoft Edge for about a year and Bing was built in so I just when with what's easy again. Microsoft started building free products and services but ended up dumping them due to lack of response. Many blogs and pages people had started up vanished one fine day as Microsoft killed them. Bing may be a good search engine but Microsoft is not reliable when it comes to maintaining and improving their "Free" products and services that users put so much of their own personal time into. Microsoft just released their new email service and so far that looks good. I so far like "Outlook" email and have a couple of accounts since "Outlook" was expanded from Microsoft's old Windows application that came with every new computers operating system.
Microsoft Edge has huge problems with page freezeups, the collapsing of internet pages and slow search speeds so I gave it up after it seemed like no repairs were being made and just went back to Google. Edge cannot be used with older versions of the Windows operating system.
Apple Safari (2% of Internet Traffic)
I haven't used Safari. Safari can no longer be used on Windows operating systems anymore.
Yahoo (Under 1% Of Internet Traffic)
Yahoo is bad. Yahoo management is the worst and this once popular web browser has been managed into oblivion. Yahoo still has some popular web sites they own but their other functions have crashed and no longer valid. At the time of this article Verizon has agreed to purchase Yahoo for 5 billion dollars in an attempt to revive the once popular web browser that slowly has been flushed by a greedy and incompetent management team.
Ask (Under 1% Of Internet Traffic)
Norton Internet Security has their own web browser powered by Ask. Ask isn't that popular but is being used and has been slowly nurtured over the past decade.What's going on now is the Centurylink ISP has contracted with Norton Internet Security. All Centurylink ISP customers are given Norton "Free" as the security system that comes automatically when Centurylink is your paid ISP. After Norton is installed on your computer you are given the option of using the "New" Norton Internet Security browser powered by Ask that automatically scans for viruses and trojans. The only reason I know this is because I've always been a Centurylink customer and one fine day Centurylink installed updates and there was all this Norton Security System functions. Haven't had a virus or trojan since.
The new Norton Internet Security System browser powered by Ask is pretty good and I am using it more and more but I still revert over to the Google browser because the Ask browser doesn't have a function I like that the Google and Bing browsers do now.
America Online AOL (Under 1% Of Internet Traffic)
America Online was one of the first few internet service providers (ISP) to appear in 1990 and 1991. America Online has been around under different company names since the late 1970's but didn't boom until the early to mid 1990's when home use internet was developed. During the mid 1990's AOL was the number one internet service provider and was offered up with all Windows operating system computers. Now AOL is at the bottom of the barrel as just a non paid web browser. AOL is just another example of a popular company like Yahoo that was mismanaged and is just offered as an ancient relic.
Opera and Netscape (Under 1% Of Internet Traffic)
I haven't used Opera and Netscape. Their names are well known and from what I've read they are fairly reliable browsers that are just chugging along with a little user base.
There are many other web browsers appearing and to many for me to go through. As I surf the internet I find a web browser I haven't heard of and there are many. Most internet users just use Google because of the "Great Free Stuff", reliability and increase search processing speed. Your ISP may choke your internet speed depending on how much your willing to pay but Google and Bing try to overcome this by increasing the browser processing speed.