Internet Explorer Windows Internet Explorer (formerly Microsoft Internet Explorer, commonly abbreviated IE or MSIE) is a series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft and included as part of the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems starting in 1995. It was first released as part of the add-on package Plus! for Windows 95 that year. Later versions were available as free downloads, or in service packs, and included in the OEM service releases of Windows 95 and later versions of Windows.
Versions Internet Explorer 1.0 Internet explorer 2.0 Internet explorer 3.0 Internet explorer 4.0 Internet explorer 5.0 Internet explorer 6.0 Internet explorer 7.0 Internet explorer 8.0 Internet explorer 9.0
Mozilla Firefox is a free and open source web browser descended from the Mozilla Application Suite and managed by Mozilla Corporation. As of February 2011 Firefox is the second most widely used browser with approximately 30% of worldwide usage share of web browsers.
Versions Version 2.0: firefox 2 Version 3.0: firefox 3 Version 3.5: firefox 3.5 Version 3.6: firefox 3.6 Version 4.0: firefox 4 Firefox for mobile
Google Chrome is a web browser developed by Google that uses the WebKit layout engine. It was first released as a beta version for Microsoft Windows on 2 September 2008, and the public stable release was on 11 December 2008. The name is derived from the graphical user interface frame, or "chrome", of web browsers. As of January 2011, Chrome was the third most widely used browser, and passed the 10% worldwide usage share of web browsers, according to Net Applications
Opera is a web browser and Internet suite developed by Opera Software. The browser handles common Internet-related tasks such as displaying web sites, sending and receiving e-mail messages, managing contacts, chatting on IRC, downloading files via BitTorrent, and reading web feeds. Opera is offered free of charge for personal computers and mobile phones.
Othersversions Smartphones and PDAs (opera mobil) Mobile phones (opera mini) Tablets Nintendo DS (nintendo DS & Dsi browser) Wii (internet channel)
Safari is a graphical web browser developed by Apple and included as part of the Mac OS X operating system. First released as a public beta on January 7, 2003 on the company's Mac OS X operating system, it became Apple's default browser beginning with Mac OS X v10.3 "Panther".
FEATURES: Abilitytosavewebpage clips for viewingonthe Apple Dashboard (Mac OS X only) A resizable web-search box in thetoolbarwhichallowschoiceamong Google, Yahoo! orBingonly Automaticfilling in of web forms ("autofill”) BookmarkintegrationwithAddressBook Bookmarkmanagement Built-in passwordmanagementviaKeychain(Mac OS X only) History and bookmarksearch Expandabletext boxes Tabbedbrowsing Textsearch ICC color profilesupport Inline PDF viewing (Mac OS X only) iPhotointegration (Mac OS X only) Mail integration (Mac OS X only) Pop-up ad blocking Privatebrowsing Quartz-stylefontsmoothing Reader mode, for viewinganunclutteredversion of Web articles Spellchecking Subscribingto and reading web feeds Support for CSS 3 web fonts Support for CSS animation Support for HTML5 Support for TransportLayer Security protocol (versionunknown)
is a web browser for Microsoft Windows. The latest release, Maxthon 3, supports both the Trident and the WebKit rendering engines. Maxthon has developed a growing user base since its initial release in 2003, especially in China, so that in 2006, Maxthon 2.0 gained support of several sponsors.In January 2006, Maxthon developers partnered with Microsoft in its booth at the Consumer Electronics Show.
FEATURES Supports many Internet Explorer plugins as well as plugins of its own Partial Gecko engine support with the use of a third-party program Automatic updating service Groups - the ability to bookmark & open multiple pages simultaneously URL aliases - open URLs by just typing a word in the address bar Simple collector - a small notepad-like utility, used to collect any text from web pages. You can write scripts in it and run them in the current web page Integrated web services - user extensible, but by default includes translators, Google's cached version of pages, Whois and anonymous web proxies Tabbed document interface Saves open tabs in case of program shutdown or system crash Undo for any tabs accidentally closed AD Hunter - an ad-blocking utility that blocks pop-ups, Web banner and floating ads in webpages Adobe Flash, Java applet and ActiveX blocker Skinnable Customizable tabs and interface Programmable mouse gestures and mouse chording External utility bar - toolbar that allows you to open third-party programs RSS reader prevent most of the well-known exploits to run. A search toolbar with 8 different search engines (user extensible)
VERSIONS Version 1.x: The original Maxthon 1 series isn't maintained anymore and cannot be downloaded from the official Maxthon site. Version 2.x: The latest release version of Maxthon 126.96.36.1990 is currently available for download on the official website. Version 3.x: Maxthon 3 has both Trident engine and a Webkit engine, otherwise called "Dual Display Engines". Maxthon Mobile for Android 1.x: Maxthon recently announced a new version of Maxthon for Android users.
Flock is a web browser that specializes in providing social networking and Web 2.0 facilities built into its user interface. Earlier versions of Flock used the Gecko HTML rendering engine by Mozilla. Version 2.6.2, released in July 2010, was the last version based on Mozilla.Startingwith version 3, Flock is based on Chromium and so uses the WebKit rendering engine. Flock is available as a free download, and supports Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and FreeBSD platforms.
FEATURES Flock 2.5 integrates social networking and media services including MySpace, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Flickr, Blogger, Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, etc. Notably, when logging into any of the supported social services, Flock can track updates from friends: profiles, uploaded photos, and more. Flock's latest 2.5 version added Twitter Search functionality, multi-casting of status updates to multiple services, and the introduction of instant messaging via Facebook Chat in the browser.
Other featuresinclude: native sharing of text, links, photos and videos; a "Media Bar" showing preview of online videos and photos as well as subscription to photo and video feeds; a feed reader supporting Atom, RSS, and Media RSS feeds; a blog editor and reader, allowing direct posting into any designated blog; a Webkit-mail component allowing users to check supported web-based email off site, compose new messages, and drag-and-drop pictures and videos from the "Media Bar" or webclipboard into a new email message; support for third-party add-ons, including a number of Firefox extensions.
Avant Browser is a freeware web browser from a Chinese programmer named Anderson Che, which unites the Trident layout engine built into Windows (see Internet Explorer shell) with an interface intended to be more feature-rich, flexible and ergonomic than Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE). It runs on Windows 98 and above, including Windows Vista. Internet Explorer version 6, 7 or 8 must be installed.
Avant Browser 11 Avant Browser 11 (build 130 released on January 26, 2011), introduces more new features than any previous iteration. These include support for many toolbars that are compatible with IE, a facility for users to create their own scripted toolbar buttons, and a password and form-filling wizard. The overall trend though seems to be a gradual movement away from Avant's IE roots. More radical is the addition of a native bookmark system in place of sharing IE's favorites. These bookmarks may be stored online - as can feeds, autofills, and browser settings. This allows the user to synchronize any number of Avant installations on different computers. Avant can still share IE's favorites. This option was reintroduced by the developer after some users lamented its loss.
The Deep Web (also called Deepnet, the invisible Web, DarkNet, Undernet or the hidden Web) refers to World Wide Web content that is not part of the Surface Web, which is indexed by standard search engines. Mike Bergman, credited with coining the phrase, has said that searching on the Internet today can be compared to dragging a net across the surface of the ocean; a great deal may be caught in the net, but there is a wealth of information that is deep and therefore missed. Most of the Web's information is buried far down on dynamically generated sites, and standard search engines do not find it. Traditional search engines cannot "see" or retrieve content in the deep Web – those pages do not exist until they are created dynamically as the result of a specific search. The deep Web is several orders of magnitude larger than the surface Web
Deepresources Deep Web resources may be classified into one or more of the following categories: Dynamic content: dynamic pages which are returned in response to a submitted query or accessed only through a form, especially if open-domain input elements (such as text fields) are used; such fields are hard to navigate without domain knowledge. Unlinked content: pages which are not linked to by other pages, which may prevent Web crawling programs from accessing the content. This content is referred to as pages without backlinks (or inlinks). Private Web: sites that require registration and login (password-protected resources). Contextual Web: pages with content varying for different access contexts (e.g., ranges of client IP addresses or previous navigation sequence).
Flash Designed Skin Web Browser with all the latest protection shields: Anti Phishing PopUp Killer and CleanUp tools with extended options, Integrated Advanced Search Tool Bar and Tabbed web windows with Floating Preview on mouse over, SideBar History and Favorites extended tools, Skin Database for swapping interface Layout, Full Screen Real Mode with Controller for maximum area display, great for on-line gamers, Integrated Search Bar in the front panel, Automatic search function on page not found (404 error), AutoUpgrade settings, Tabs Floating Preview with display of the Loading Progress. Version 5.3 improvements: Option for selecting a Futuristic default Default Skin and an Easy to use Windows XP classic environment skin, overall Speed Improvements, Better Compatibility, various bugs fixes.
Camino (from the Spanish word camino meaning "path") is a free, open source, GUI-based Web browser based on Mozilla's Gecko layout engine and specifically designed for the Mac OS X operating system. In place of an XUL-based user interface used by most Mozilla-based applications, Camino uses Mac-native Cocoa APIs.
SeaMonkey is a free and open source cross-platform Internet suite. It is the continuation of the former Mozilla Application Suite, based on the same source code. Core Mozilla project source code is licensed under a disjunctive tri-license that gives the choice of one of the three following sets of licensing terms: Mozilla Public License, version 1.1 or later, GNU General Public License, version 2.0 or later, GNU Lesser General Public License, version 2.1 or later.
Components Mail Mail features includes support for multiple accounts, junk mail detection, message filters, HTML message support, a dictionary, an address book, customizable labels , add-ons and mail views as well as integration with the rest of suite. Composer SeaMonkey Composer is a WYSIWYG HTML editor and part of the SeaMonkey Internet Suite. Its main user interface features four tabs: Normal (WYSIWYG), HTML tags, HTML code, and browser preview. The generated code is HTML 4.01 Transitional. As of version 1.1.13, SeaMonkey Composer supports basic text formatting and styling, insertion of hyperlinks and images, and the creation of tables. It does not support the addition of form elements (text fields, check boxes, and buttons). SeaMonkey Composer is scheduled to be updated with the release of KompoZer 0.8 which is currently under development.
NetSurf is an open source web browser which runs on a variety of platforms including RISC OS, AmigaOS and Unix-like systems. NetSurf has features that include tabbed browsing, text selection and PDF export. Running on other platforms is also possible by building from source, with the developers intending to add further binaries when time can be found to do so.