Difference Between Chrome and Safari

Main Difference

Chrome and Safari are the web browsers. Chrome is supported and developed by Google while Safari is developed and supported by Apple.V8 JavaScript engine is used by Chrome having JavaScript execution while LLVM JIT engine is used by safari for Just-In-Time JavaScript compiling. Benchmark of Safari is better than Chrome. Failure rate of Chrome is lower than Safari.

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. In Chrome tabs can be syncs with iOS and Androids by signing in. Chrome is available for Linux, Windows and iOS. Separate process is used by it for each process.

What is Safari?

Safari is a web browser developed and supported by Apple. LLVM JIT engine is used by safari for Just-In-Time JavaScript compiling. All browser windows of Safari gets shut down when one of its window crashes. Safari supports OS X, iOS and Windows but after Safari 5, it is no more supporting Windows. It saves the reading list with iCloud to syncs to iOS devices. Separate process is used by it for each process.

Key Differences

  1. Chrome is supported and developed by Google Inc while Safari is developed and supported by Apple.
  2. V8 JavaScript engine is used by Chrome having JavaScript execution while LLVM JIT engine is used by safari for Just-In-Time JavaScript compiling.
  3. Benchmark of Safari is better than Chrome.
  4. Chrome is supporting Windows while after Safari 5, Safari is no more supporting Windows.
  5. Chrome supports Linux while Safari does not.
  6. Failure rate of Chrome is lower than Safari.
  7. Downloads of Safari go in the toolbar in drop down menu while downloads of Chrome go up at the bottom of the browser window.
  8. Extensions from 3rd party sites are allowed by Safari but Chrome do not by default.

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