Chrome vs. Firefox

Google Chrome and Firefox both are the web browsers. Mozilla Firefox is completely open source browser. Google Chrome is not completely open source web browser. Firefox has MPL license while Chrome is free under Google terms of services. Flash Player for Chrome is built-in Plugin while in Firefox plugin is available but not built in. Firefox has given its 27th latest stable release while Chrome has given its 30th latest stable release.

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Contents: Difference between Chrome and Firefox

What is Firefox?

Mozilla Firefox is a open source web browser developed by Mozilla Foundation. It was first launched in September 23, 2002. It is a freeware browser. It supports many media codes including WebM, Ogg Theora Vorbis, Ogg Opus, WAVE PCM, AAC and MP3. Its auto updates are available. Google is its default search engine.

What is Chrome?

Google Chrome is a web browser developed by Google Inc. It was first launched on September 2, 2008. It supports many media codes including Vorbis, WebM,Theora, MP3 and H.264. Its auto updates are available. Google is its default search engine.

Key Differences between Chrome and Firefox

  1. Mozilla Firefox is completely open source browser while Google Chrome is not completely open source web browser.
  2. Firefox was first launched on September 23, 2002 while Chrome was first launched on September 2, 2008.
  3. Flash Player for Chrome is built-in Plugin while in Firefox plugin is available but not built in.
  4. Firefox has MPL license while Chrome is free under Google terms of services.
  5. Software related to Firefox is “Firefox OS” while that to Chrome is “Chrome OS”.
  6. Firefox is written in C/C++, CSS, XUL. XBL and JavaScript while Chrome is written in C++ and Python.
  7. In Firefox PDF viewer is supported without plugin but in Chrome PDF viewer is supported with built-in plugin which can be disabled.
  8. Firefox has given its 27th latest stable release while Chrome has given its 30th latest stable release.
  9. Website for Firefox is org/firefox while that for Chrome is www.google.com/chrome.
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