Firefox vs. Opera vs. Internet Explorer

Martin Brinkmann
Sep 27, 2007
Updated • Dec 6, 2012

I saw the funny picture series over at Operawatch and thought that you would like to join the laughter. It is a rather visual comparison of how Firefox, Opera and Internet Explorer would look like if they would be transportation vessels.

Judge for yourself.

You find Firefox listed as a big Barbie vehicle if the browser is used without extensions and as a fully armed Humvee with extensions. Opera is depicted as a fast car that would fit perfectly into the next James Bond movie, while Microsoft's Internet Explorer is depicted as a carriage. Things do have changed in the meantime and I personally do not think the comparison is fair anymore. Back then in 2007 though it was probably accurate enough.

Firefox no extensions
Firefox with extensions
Internet Explorer


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  1. mrmack said on September 4, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    THIS is more of what internet Explorer looks like

  2. London Marketing Agency said on May 26, 2011 at 10:29 am

    The author’s delivery is all wrong. You convince people by making good arguments with evidence to back them up, not being an asshat with strong opinions and a condescending tone.

  3. Daniel said on March 10, 2011 at 8:17 am

    CHROME FTW!!!!!

  4. Stacey said on March 5, 2011 at 5:51 am

    I love IE and will never even try Firefox or anything else. No need to change and I will continue to use this fine product without complaints.

  5. banana said on August 23, 2010 at 4:48 am

    opera is my fav, pics are very nice:)

  6. Ken said on August 10, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    I use either Netscape or AOL. I think they are the best.

  7. da man said on August 9, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    what about google chrome

  8. legnaw said on March 7, 2010 at 9:18 am
    1. Anon said on August 10, 2010 at 6:37 am

      Maxthon is not a browser, it’s a shell for IE and thus fails immediately.

  9. Ben Creighton said on December 19, 2009 at 1:01 am

    Hmm… How can I mount a large machine gun on Firefox?

  10. Ali Ahmed (PAKISTAN) said on October 9, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    No doubt Firefox is the best but it stuck sometimes specially searching on GOOGLE and YOUTUBE. Chrome is also good.

    Fire Fox ***** 5 star
    Opera *** 4 star
    Chrome *** 3 star
    IE8 *** 3 star
    Safari ** 2 star

  11. H-B said on August 4, 2008 at 10:44 am

    Oh, and btw: I ignored the sarcasm in the 2nd pic on purpose, since even ignoring the useless add-ons, Firefox has more and better features than Opera, despite what Opera fanboys say.

  12. H-B said on August 4, 2008 at 7:38 am

    Funny… and accurate. Opera is faster and better than regular Firefox, but the point of using Firefox is the usefulness of its extensions, which makes it the most useful web browser ever.

  13. frisko said on September 28, 2007 at 12:12 pm

    Opera is like a Ferarri, it looks cool and fast, but there ain’t an ashtray and it falls apart after 10.000 km.

  14. Tech Bold said on September 27, 2007 at 7:02 pm

    Damn good! ;)

  15. Thinker said on September 27, 2007 at 1:14 pm

    I wont agree ;]
    Opera is like 20 years old aston. It works and looks fine, but u never know what is not supported by this browser ;]

  16. Tobey said on September 27, 2007 at 12:30 pm

    Yeah yeah, this is really accurate :)

  17. Roman ShaRP said on September 27, 2007 at 8:28 am

    Ooooooooo, THANKS!! This is exactly how I percieve them ;))))

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