Web Brows ers

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24 Google Chrome

What­ever you might think of Google, its browser – and the open-source Chromium browser that it’s built upon – de­serves its place at the top of the tree. It makes big de­mands on your RAM, but this is be­cause it keeps ev­ery one of its tabs in its own mem­ory space, mean­ing a crash in one win­dow won’t kill any of the oth­ers. There’s a mas­sive ex­ten­sion li­brary ready to go, so you can browse ex­actly as you’d want to – al­though not ev­ery ex­ten­sion is worth the bits it’s made of… www.google.com/chrome

25 Fire­fox

Far bet­ter than it was be­fore it fell off the top spot, Fire­fox is now a highly ef­fi­cient browser that’s kin­der on your RAM than Chrome, and – de­pend­ing on your browser habits – po­ten­tially more sta­ble, too. Run­ning modern Fire­fox is a speedy ex­pe­ri­ence, and if you’re look­ing for pri­vacy, you can do a lot more by de­fault than Chrome’s incog­nito mode – the anti-track­ing fea­tures Mozilla has packed in are per­fect for those des­per­ate to leave a light foot­print on the web. www.mozilla.com

26 Vi­valdi

You might place Opera in the No. 3 free browser slot; we’re go­ing for Vi­valdi, the browser that formed from dis­il­lu­sion with Opera’s prac­tices. It’s a truly modern browser, us­ing the same ren­der­ing en­gine as Chrome, and many of the key fea­tures of Opera, while tack­ing on a host of note-tak­ing, tab­manag­ing, ex­pe­ri­ence-mod­i­fy­ing fea­tures. There’s a ded­i­cated com­mu­nity driv­ing the Vi­valdi project on, and you can even use cer­tain Chrome ex­ten­sions. http://vi­valdi.com

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