A browser evaluated by the time it takes to start after being powered down for a long period of time indicates how quickly it can run multiple platforms at once. The browser must connect to the Internet, load its features and perform any behind-the-scenes functions. In 2011, Chrome 11 boots faster than Internet Explorer 9. Chrome was designed with a simpler interface, thus its boot-up time will be faster.
Chrome offers superior search speeds compared to Internet Explorer. The address bar, which doubles as the search bar, autofills while you type, anticipating your search and cutting down the time you wait for results to load. The screen display for Google Chrome is also very simple, making it easy to find the buttons you need when you need them. Internet Explorer consistently scores low in speed tests when producing search results. The system uses more memory space than Chrome, slowing down the search process.
A browser's speed is also quantified by the memory it occupies during use. Internet Explorer uses the most amount of memory during searches and when multiple tabs are open. Running more data through the web browsers memory slows the speed at which the browser can operate. Chrome uses a small amount of memory space, giving it a faster load time than Explorer.
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