Chrome, Edge, Safari or Firefox: Which browser won't crash your computer when working from home?

Olde Hornet

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Computing power has increased exponentially over the early-1990s machines that labored to run NCSA Mosaic, but we still see browsers burden computers – just not equally.

After an hour leaving Chrome, Firefox and Edge on a Windows 10 laptop open to pages on 10 popular sites (USA TODAY, Google, YouTube, Amazon, Facebook, Reddit, Wikipedia, CNN, LinkedIn and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), Chrome was the worst offender in processor and memory use. Windows’ Task Manager app showed Firefox the most efficient, with Edge in between – even though Microsoft’s browser is now built on the same open-source framework as Google’s.