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01Apr

What if Browsers Were Game of Thrones Characters?

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The new season of Game of Thrones is just around the corner, and like all good geeks, we’re desperate to know what’s coming up in the world of Westeros. Then it dawned on us; there’s a lot of crossover between the world of Game of Thrones and the world of the Internet. Like the hit TV show, in the realm of browsers, there’s a number of key players battling it out for supremacy. Don’t believe us, and think we’re April Fooling you? Read on, and see just how much similarity there is…

Chrome

Chrome = Daenerys Targaryen

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Daenerys Targaryen: Like Chrome, she’s smart, powerful and definitely not one to be underestimated. This lady’s got an air of the simplistic and understated, but don’t let that fool you. Powered by three seriously dangerous dragons, she’s a serious contender for the throne.

Firefox

Firefox = Jaime Lannister

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One of the undisputed power-browsers online, Firefox is every bit as cool, confident and collected as the famous son of Tywin Lannister himself. Okay, so like Jaime, Firefox has had occasional setbacks. But still waters run deep, and one thing’s for sure, this browser, like Jaime, isn’t just going to fade into the background any time soon.

Safari

Safari = Cersei Lannister

03_Safari

Okay, okay; so Safari, like Cersei, is definitely a looker. There’s no denying it. She’s an attractive lady and she’s ferociously effective when it comes to running things in King’s Landing. However, there’s something a little annoyingly smug about her at times. And man, she is EVERYWHERE. Like seriously, can someone tell her to give it a rest sometimes? Please? Like all Apple products… we love her, but we could do with a little less exposure at times.

Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer = Eddard Stark

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Like Eddard Stark himself, there was once a time when we couldn’t move for Internet Explorer. It was the browser of choice and had legions of loyal followers. However, like reliable, faithful Eddard, it suffered a bit of a knock in popularity, and now, we don’t tend to see it quite so much. In fact, Microsoft is soon to bring the axe down on this browser’s neck… though like the patriarchal Stark, we’ll probably miss it, in a kind of nostalgic way.

Opera

Opera = Joffrey Baratheon

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Joffrey isn’t exactly Mr. Popular in Westeros; but like Opera, he seems to wield a whole lot of power for one so young, not to mention so basically, fundamentally annoying. Probably if you’re younger, like Sansa Stark, you might think that Opera is a pretty cool browser, at first. Then you get to know it. And you realize that man, you got it wrong. Big time.

Android Browser

Android Browser = Stannis Baratheon

06_Android Browser

Yeah, okay, so Stannis does get the job done. In fact, he’s pretty effective at what he does. However, he hasn’t got much in the way of natural style, and let’s face it, there are plenty of good alternatives who are able to do it faster, better and in a whole lot more of a sexy way.

Vivaldi

Vivaldi = Tyrion Lannister

07_Vivaldi

Related to Opera, but with a whole different way of doing things, Vivaldi is a lot more serious about browsing. Like Tyrion, it’s easy to overlook this newcomer to the browsing world; after all, it’s just been launched, and it’s only little, right? Don’t be so sure though. As with our favorite Lannister, it’s slick, effective and looks pretty clever when you get to know it.

Spartan

Spartan = White Walker

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There have been whispers about this guy. Rumors have been circulating about his awesome, slightly intimidating powers. However, nobody’s seen him yet, so lots of people are already predictably scoffing, skeptical as to how powerful he actually is. But let’s face it, those White Walkers are nail-bitingly formidable beasts, and like them, Microsoft’s Spartan browser might be the one to watch.

Yandex Browser

YaBrowser = Jon Snow

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YaBrowser is pretty anonymous, despite the fact that it’s actually rather useful when it comes to browsing the web, just like Jon Snow, Westeros’s favorite illegitimate son. Banished to The Wall, his talents are wasted; though you never know, he might emerge as a contender in years to come. We doubt it. But you never know.

Maxthon

Maxthon = Petyr ‘Littlefinger’ Baelish

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Sure, Littlefinger wanted to play at ruling the world, but like Maxthon, that’s not going to happen any time soon. However, just like this little-known browser, Petyr Baelish is a natural when it comes to synchronizing events and people, and he’s infuriatingly clever at covering his tracks and staying safe and well protected.

Blackberry

Blackberry = Sansa Stark

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Pretty, sweet and pleasant to get acquainted with on the commute to work… Yeah, the Blackberry browser is fairly inoffensive, just like Sansa Stark. However, it’s the general lack of personality and va-va-voom that leaves many Blackberry users searching for alternative ways of searching the Internet… Ring any bells?

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