Browser wars redux: Top 5 duke it out

With major new versions released this year, Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Opera and Safari vie for the crown

Conclusions

So which browser do we think is best for Mac and Windows?

If you're a Windows user, the best browser is Firefox. Sure, Chrome might be faster, Opera may have a fuller suite of capabilities and Internet Explorer may have one-of-a-kind features such as Web Slices. But when it comes to the best combination of speed, usability and features, Firefox is still the champ, especially given the thousands of free add-ons that give it capabilities no other browser can offer.

As for the Mac, Safari is the top choice. Even though it doesn't support add-ons as Firefox does, it has an elegant, uncluttered interface and it's as fast as greased lightning, a combination that can't be beat.

Do you agree or disagree with our picks? Let us know in the article comments.

Preston Gralla is a Computerworld contributing editor specializing in Windows. Michael DeAgonia is a frequent Computerworld contributor specializing in Macs.

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