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Google Chrome vs Apple Safari

Created: September 04, 2008, Updated: June 02, 2014, Owner: claim ownershipPut your name here Comments (0)

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Google Chrome is a freeware web browser developed by Google. It used the WebKit layout engine until version 27 and, with the exception of its iOS releases, from version 28 and beyond uses the WebKit fork Blink. It was first released as a beta version for Microsoft Windows on September 2, 2008, and as a stable public release on December 11, 2008. –Editor's choicemore
Safari is a web browser developed by Apple Inc. and included with the OS X and iOS operating systems. First released as a public beta on January 7, 2003, on the company's OS X operating system, it became Apple's default browser beginning with Mac OS X v10.3 "Panther". Safari is also the native browser for iOS. –Editor's choicemore
Good sides
(advantages, pros)
Fast, Each tab is a separate process, One box for search and web addresses, Dynamic reordering the tabs, Incognito mode, Application shortcuts, Fast bookmarking, Simple downloads, Fast tabs load and switch, Extensible, Syncs settings, history and forms data across browsers, Frequent updates, Simple interface, Standard compliant [Add newAdd new]
Extensible, Great security features, Easy to use, Fast page-load times, Stable, Memory efficient [Add newAdd new]
Bad sides
(disadvantages, cons)
User profiles aren't password protected [Add newAdd new]
Lack of customization options, Updates are rare, Not supported by some websites [Add newAdd new]
Developer(s)Google Inc.Apple Inc.
Initial releaseSeptember 2, 2008 (2008-09-02)January 7, 2003; 11 years ago (2003-01-07)
Stable release35.0.1916.114 (May 20, 2014; 13 days ago (2014-05-20)), Android, 35.0.1916.138 (ARM, x86) (May 27, 2014; 6 days ago (2014-05-27)), iOS, 35.0.1916.38 (May 28, 2014; 5 days ago (2014-05-28)) 7.0.4 (May 21, 2014; 12 days ago (2014-05-21)), 6.1.4 (May 21, 2014; 12 days ago (2014-05-21))
Development statusActiveActive
Written inAssembly, C, C++, Java, JavaScript, PythonC++, Objective-C
Operating systemAndroid (4.0 and later), iOS (6.0 or later), Linux (+GCC v4.6 & +GTK v2.24), OS X (10.6 and later), Windows (XP Service Pack 2 and later)OS X, iOS, Microsoft Windows until v. 5.1.7
TypeWeb browser, mobile web browserWeb browser
LicenseFreeware under Google Chrome Terms of ServiceFreeware; some components GNU LGPL
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