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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

    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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