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  • Navigator discontinued in 2008
  • Show History Tab Show Favorites – Folders Change Menu Bar – Right Click Open Tools – Internet Options Set Home Page - General Delete History - General Show Pop Up Blocker - Privacy Show Save Passwords Content – Settings Show In Private Browsing Show In Private Filtering
  • Show Screen Grab feature Show Add Ons that I’ve already downloaded and download one
  • Show Top Sites tab Show Customize Toolbar
  • Show Gmail & Google Docs Show extensions Show Onmi Bar
  • Show Print options Show Left side bar Bookmarks Widgets History Links in page Plus Customize Look (Skins) Buttons
  • Show Media Streams Show web clipboard Show People Click tutorial Show Feeds Add a feed from SkokieNet

Web browser showdown Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Web Browser Showdown Choose your Browsing Weapon Mike Buhmann Reference Librarian Skokie Public Library
  • 2. What is a browser?
  • 3. Why Should You Care?
    • Different browsers have different features for different types of people
    • Speed & security can be an issue
    • Older PCs may not support a full featured browser
    • Browsers are free, so why not try more than one
  • 4. Browser Wars (Part 1)
    • Netscape Navigator vs. Internet Explorer
    • In mid to late 1990s Navigator had 80% of market. Offered free to the public, charged businesses.
    • Microsoft started offering Explorer with every PC sold with Windows and market share climbed to 90%.
    • Netscape filed an anti-trust suit in 1998. Microsoft won and market share for Explorer grew to 96% by 2002.
  • 5. Browser Wars (Part 2)
    • Netscape Navigator vs. Internet Explorer
    • Explorer had little competition and so had little incentive to innovate or patch security holes.
    • Around 2006 other browsers started gaining market share and competition returned.
    • In 2008 Netscape Navigator discontinued.
  • 6. Web Browsers Today
    • By Market Share:
    • Internet Explorer 59.18%
    • FireFox 22.83%
    • Google Chrome 8.50%
    • Safari 5.36%
    • Opera 2.29%
    • Other 1.84%
  • 7. Internet Explorer
    • It’s easy, it’s bundled with Windows
    • In Private Browsing
    • Accelerators
    • Slowest among all modern browsers
    • Doesn’t completely follow HTML/Web Standards
  • 8. Firefox
    • Open Source, constantly updated by a community of developers
    • Secure and highly customizable
    • Super bar
    • Many, many Add Ons (Customize your browsing experience)
  • 9. Safari
    • It’s bundled with Mac but available for Windows
    • Windows Version released June 2007
    • Clean & Fast (especially on Mac)
  • 10. Chrome
    • New kid on the block
    • Released in Sep 2008 from your friends at Google
    • Sleek and simple
    • One bar for address and search
    • Foreign language translation
    • Browser sync capability
  • 11. Opera
    • Lightweight & Innovative
    • Good for older PCs
    • Fast
    • Opera Unite
    • Speed dial
    • Used with Nintendo’s Wii
  • 12. Speed
    • Windows Tests
    • Mac Tests
  • 13. Security
  • 14. Websites to Download Browsers
    • Internet Explorer microsoft.com/ie8
    • Firefox mozilla.com/firefox
    • Chrome google.com/chrome
    • Safari apple.com/safari
    • Opera opera.com
  • 15. Thanks, Any Questions? Please fill out evaluation forms before leaving