Operating Systems & their default Browsers

Testing various Operating Systems has always been something that I enjoyed. This enjoyment of mine led me to install and test Operating Systems such as Mac OS X 10.6.2, Chromium OS, Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx (Will be trying out Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat soon) and ofcourse my favorite Windows 7. Oh, and all these Operating Systems are installed on my Laptop (Dell Vostro 1320). I have taken the screenshots of all the installed Operating Systems on my laptop along with their default web browsers.

[1] Mac OS X 10.6.2 w/ Apple Safari

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[2] Ubuntu 10.04 w/ Firefox

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[3] Chromium OS 4 w/ Google Chrome

[4] Windows 7 w/ Internet Explorer

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I think Windows 7 + Firefox/Chrome would be the perfect for any user. Safari is only fit for iPhone. As a browser for a non-mobile based OS, I think it sucks big time. It is neat. But not good enough. Internet Explorer comes with with each of its new releases. But within no time attackers add it to the sucking-browsers-list by finding and exploiting all kinds of vulnerabilities. Next comes Firefox. Firefox is slow, a bit heavy on the resources. But its extensibility is what makes it stand out. It is definitely better than IE and Safari, but definitely not the ideal browser. Chrome : Web-Browsers :: Ferrari : Sports-Cars Initially when Chrome was launched, I hated it. With its release of version 2.0, I started loving it. It is sleek, steady and owned by Google :D. Chrome is a rock solid web browser which is extensible. Its almost Godlike functionality is what appeals the most. I have a post about Web Browsers lined up where I will discuss about the various web browsers available and also throw some light on becoming a Power User.