Mozilla and Chrome both are great browsers.. I personally prefer chrome over mozilla bcoz it takes less time to load and also browser is simple.. But Mozilla is perfect when it is used with certain plugins ( Download Them All is a great plugin )..
Honestly, among tech people it's hard to find anyone using something else than Chrome.
Windows shops / devs seem to try tweaking IE till it works.
And Firefox, at least with most people I know is restricted to where you need
- flexible proxy support
but not for everyday surfing.
If you have a reasonable CPU and Ram, chrome is just so much lighter anything else is upsetting.
I used to love Chrome a lot as it's a lot faster than Firefox, but few months ago I found Maxthon. Maxthon is also very fast and definitely can be comparable to Chrome's speed.
However, some websites (especially SaaS websites) are built and can only be used effectively in Chrome, but not Maxthon. Chrome has many useful extensions, but not Maxthon. I apparently use both Chrome and Maxthon (as my default). I am slowly moving away from Google's product since the day they shown their disrespect for Gmail users' privacy and target ads by scanning our emails. I'm slowing moving from Google Drive to Tresorit, Gmail to Outlook, Chrome to Maxthon.
If you have any Apple Product then i would recommend to use Safari as due to the Sync functionality and Energy efficiency. But, Safari has limited features in comparison with Firefox and Chrome. They are indeed better and good to use. Chrome and Firefox both has larger plugins and extensions which Safari still lags in.
if you will develop some software for Iphone , e.q. let say jquery + jqtouch + phone gap then you will like safari :-) all apple products tightly joined beetween and 95% of debugging can be done in safari .
From a website hosting perspective, just remember that whatever YOU like using, the vast majority of your customers will be using some version of IE unless it's a site aimed at mobile users. And many users are using new versions. You get various stats depending on what measurement is used. Some are skewed by counting cell phones which makes it look like Safari is winning big. But the vast majority of people still use Windows on some desktop or laptop some of the time. Someone pointed out that in this year with one of the worst years for the PC market in a long time, one quarter of PC sales was more than all the iPads sold to date.
Many developers forget this and elicit various profanities from people like my wife who cannot get onto websites required by her profession. Sometimes FF works, but sometimes they require an old version of IE and you have to use the developer tools to have it pretend to the website it's an old version.
Personally, I switch between IE and FF. The new version of IE with Win8.1 is very fast, but they've made it so secure it won't work on some sites and some plugins like LastPass or my Acrobat converter don't work without significant lowering of the security level. FF has some nice features that IE lacks but the opposite is also true.
Will never use Chrome. I'm sure Google spies on whatever you do, whether they admit it or not.
I love Safari because I have a Macbook. Although I use Chrome more because of the features. Firefox is really good when I have to use it though. I think it all depends on preference... Just don't use Internet Explorer.
Pastafarianism. But that's an easy question with a definite answer.
I've got a bad habit of leaving tabs open, and Chrome seems to tolerate that a the best. Firefox on this particular machine (old Mac Pro with OSX 10.7) seems to use disproportionate amount of resources, but otherwise it's a solid browser. They both got the Developer Toolbar and other goodies like that.
I'm using Sauce Labs' service for browser testing websites on IE. No need to have that piece of excrement on your own machines. To be fair, IE has gotten fairly good with the latest two major versions (from a webdev's point of view).
My personal favorite is Google Chrome, but I also use FireFox quite a bit as well.
I dislike every version of IE, and I despise IE6. I still keep an old Windows XP computer around with IE8 for testing sites, but I really wish people would finally let go of IE8 forever. I refuse to test sites in IE6 these days. If somebody is so out to lunch that they still run IE6, then they are just out of luck.