Everyone who has to work with different computers has encountered a problem like the following: the bookmarks are different because you have no option to synchronize them. It could be that you have a desktop PC and a laptop and want to use the same bookmarks whether you are using the notebook or the desktop computer.
I found a useful article that gives you detailed instructions on how to synchronize your bookmarks between different computers using Firefox. Unfortunately its only working for Firefox but its better than having no option at all. You only need a Firefox extension and a way to save your bookmarks on a server. The article helps you in finding a server where you can save your bookmarks on. Its not necessary if you have a network connection with the other PC or an usb stick.
Update: The guide is no longer available. Recent changes introduced in browsers such as Google Chrome, Firefox or Opera allow users to synchronize their bookmarks and other data automatically between devices. These methods usually work only between browsers of the same type though and not between different web browsers.
Firefox users can for instance make use of the built-in Firefox Sync feature that they can use to synchronize bookmarks, passwords and other user data. Opera users have Opera Link to do the same, and Google Chrome has a similar feature that you can access under Wrench > Options > Personal Stuff. When you sign in with your Google account, your personal data gets saved to the cloud and synced with all versions of the browser where you are signed in as well.
A user account needs to be created before bookmarks and other data can be synchronized though.
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