Web Browser ShowdownWeb Browser Showdown
Choose your
Browsing Weapon
Mike Buhmann
Reference Librarian
Skokie Public Library
Web Browser ShowdownWeb Browser Showdown
What is a browser?What is a browser?
Web Browser ShowdownWeb Browser Showdown
Why Should You Care?Why Should You Care?
• Different browsers have different
feat...
Web Browser ShowdownWeb Browser Showdown
Browser Wars (Part 1)Browser Wars (Part 1)
Netscape Navigator vs. Internet Explor...
Web Browser ShowdownWeb Browser Showdown
Browser Wars (Part 2)Browser Wars (Part 2)
Netscape Navigator vs. Internet Explor...
Web Browser ShowdownWeb Browser Showdown
Web Browsers TodayWeb Browsers Today
By Market Share:
• Internet Explorer 59.18%
...
Web Browser ShowdownWeb Browser Showdown
Internet ExplorerInternet Explorer
• It’s easy, it’s bundled with Windows
• In Pr...
Web Browser ShowdownWeb Browser Showdown
FirefoxFirefox
• Open Source, constantly updated by
a community of developers
• S...
Web Browser ShowdownWeb Browser Showdown
SafariSafari
• It’s bundled with Mac but
available for Windows
• Windows Version ...
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ChromeChrome
• New kid on the block
• Released in Sep 2008 from
your friends at G...
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OperaOpera
• Lightweight & Innovative
• Good for older PCs
• Fast
• Opera Unite
•...
Web Browser ShowdownWeb Browser Showdown
SpeedSpeed
• Windows Tests
• Mac Tests
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SecuritySecurity
Web Browser ShowdownWeb Browser Showdown
Websites to Download BrowsersWebsites to Download Browsers
• Internet Explorer mi...
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Thanks, Any Questions?Thanks, Any Questions?
Please fill out evaluation forms bef...
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    1. 1. Web Browser ShowdownWeb Browser Showdown Choose your Browsing Weapon Mike Buhmann Reference Librarian Skokie Public Library
    2. 2. Web Browser ShowdownWeb Browser Showdown What is a browser?What is a browser?
    3. 3. Web Browser ShowdownWeb Browser Showdown Why Should You Care?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. 4. Web Browser ShowdownWeb Browser Showdown Browser Wars (Part 1)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. 5. Web Browser ShowdownWeb Browser Showdown Browser Wars (Part 2)Browser Wars (Part 2) Netscape Navigator vs. Internet ExplorerNetscape 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. 6. Web Browser ShowdownWeb Browser Showdown Web Browsers TodayWeb 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. 7. Web Browser ShowdownWeb Browser Showdown Internet ExplorerInternet 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. 8. Web Browser ShowdownWeb Browser Showdown FirefoxFirefox • Open Source, constantly updated by a community of developers • Secure and highly customizable • Super bar • Many, many Add Ons (Customize your browsing experience)
    9. 9. Web Browser ShowdownWeb Browser Showdown SafariSafari • It’s bundled with Mac but available for Windows • Windows Version released June 2007 • Clean & Fast (especially on Mac)
    10. 10. Web Browser ShowdownWeb Browser Showdown ChromeChrome • 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. 11. Web Browser ShowdownWeb Browser Showdown OperaOpera • Lightweight & Innovative • Good for older PCs • Fast • Opera Unite • Speed dial • Used with Nintendo’s Wii
    12. 12. Web Browser ShowdownWeb Browser Showdown SpeedSpeed • Windows Tests • Mac Tests
    13. 13. Web Browser ShowdownWeb Browser Showdown SecuritySecurity
    14. 14. Web Browser ShowdownWeb Browser Showdown Websites to Download BrowsersWebsites to Download Browsers • Internet Explorer microsoft.com/ie8 • Firefox mozilla.com/firefox • Chrome google.com/chrome • Safari apple.com/safari • Opera opera.com
    15. 15. Web Browser ShowdownWeb Browser Showdown Thanks, Any Questions?Thanks, Any Questions? Please fill out evaluation forms before leaving
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