Differences Among Google Chrome And Internet Explorer 8 Web Browsers

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

When Google Chrome users open a new tab in the web browser, the new tab page that appears displays thumbnails of the eight most visited websites that the users use. Chrome also offers links to the recently closed tabs as well as the App Store from Google. Chrome users also get an Omnibox that plays the role of a search bar as well as an address bar. This deliberately leaves more screen space for displaying the web content properly.

Internet Explorer 8 or IE8 users can enjoy an optional menu bar, which enables the users access File, View, Edit, Tools, Favorites, as well as Help menus. The menus are similar to the ones in the software of Microsoft like Word 2003 and Windows XP operating systems. IE8 also brings forth for its users the Read Mail button that will open Microsoft Outlook button if it is available. IE8 also comes with the Compatibility View button that enables the users to experience web pages created for older browsers in a better way and looking aesthetically more pleasant. This will correct the page items which are not displaying improperly.

About Compatibility

IE8 web browser is the Internet explorer version that is compatible with Windows XP operating system. Note that a user on Windows XP cannot upgrade to IE9 or any of the future versions of Internet Explorer. The latest version of Chrome is compatible with Windows XP as well as the upward versions. Chrome users are also thankful that the web browser is compatible with Macintosh and the Linux systems.

In terms of size

When it comes to size, Internet Explorer browser users find that IE8 is a 15.35 MB download, whereas chrome is a 555.31 K download. So, this implies that IE8 takes a much longer time to download than Google Chrome. People downloading IE8 often complain that the web browser takes too long to download and also requires the user to restart the machine, while for Google Chrome, the downloading happens fast and the users are not required to restart the system.

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