There are 11 major web browsers on the web.There are a lot of browser like Mozilla,Firefox,IE,Chrome, Opera and kind a using in windows, mac, linux operating systems.
Major Browsers: Windows, Mac & Linux
Opera started in 1994 as a research project inside Norway’s largest telecom company, Telenor. Within a year, it branched out into an independent development company named Opera Software ASA.
Today, Opera Software develops the Opera Web browser, a high-quality, multi-platform product for a wide range of platforms, operating systems and embedded Internet products – including Mac, PC and Linux computers, mobile phones and PDAs, game consoles, and other devices like the Nintendo Wii, DS, Sony Mylo, and more.
Opera’s vision is to deliver the best Internet experience on any device. Opera’s key business objective is to earn global leadership in the market for PC/desktops and embedded products. Opera’s main business strategy is to provide a browser that operates across devices, platforms and operating systems, and can deliver a faster, more stable and flexible Internet experience than its competitors.
Mozilla Firefox has been the most successful alternative web browser since the “browser wars” ended. The flagship product of the Mozilla Foundation traces its lineage back to the original Netscape. Firefox was designed for simplicity, security, and extensibility, with hundreds of extensions available. The Mozilla Thunderbird mail & news client is a perfect companion. Both applications are open-source.
A mobile Firefox is available for Nokia’s Maemo platform, with an Android version in development. For iPhone and iPad users, Firefox Home will sync your Firefox history, bookmarks and tabs to your phone browser.
- Features: Web · RSS headlines · Extensions for chat, customization, etc. · Skinnable · Malware/Phishing Filter
- Import: All settings from Internet Explorer, Opera, Mozilla, Netscape, bookmarks from generic HTML file.
- Download Firefox for Windows, Macintosh or Linux. Free.
- Read the Firefox Beginner’s Guide.
- Get Firefox Banners from Spread Firefox.
Apple stunned the world in 2003 when they announced this browser for Mac OS X. It became so popular with Mac users that Microsoft stopped developing IE for the Mac! Safari is designed for elegance and speed, and is now both the default browser on the Mac and the most popular Macintosh browser. Starting with version 3, Safari is also available for Windows.
Safari is also the primary web browser on the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.
- Features: Web · Private Browsing · RSS
- Import: Bookmarks from any browser.
- Download Safari for Windows or Macintosh. Free
In 2008, Google stripped down the web browser to its essentials and rethought basic assumptions about what a browser should do. Focused on enhanced performance for web applications, Chrome stays out of your way and lets you focus on the web itself.
Chrome uses the WebKit engine (like Safari) and is similar to the default web browser on the Android mobile phone platform.
- Features: Web · Private Browsing · Malware/Phishing Filter
- Import: Bookmarks, History and Passwords from Internet Explorer or Firefox.
- Download Chrome for Windows, Macintosh or Linux. Free
More Cross-Platform Browsers: Windows, Mac & Linux
Originally created as an open-source testing ground for Netscape, Mozilla gained a following of its own as AOL put its stamp on Netscape. Mozilla implemented many of the features that have since made Firefox popular. Official development has moved on to Firefox, and the suite continues in the form of SeaMonkey.
Years before Firefox, K-Meleon was launched to create a lightweight web browser for Windows using the Mozilla core. K-Meleon’s strengths are its speed and customizability.
- Features: Web
- Import: Will use your current Internet Explorer, Netscape/Firefox, or Opera bookmarks.
- Download K-Meleon for Windows. Free.
- Get K-Meleon Banners.
This browser’s slogan is “Mozilla power, Mac style.” Designed to bring Mozilla’s technology into harmony with Mac OS X, Camino integrates seamlessly in a way that Firefox hasn’t yet managed.
- Features: Web
- Import: Bookmarks from Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera, OmniWeb, iCab, or generic HTML file.
- Download Camino for Macintosh OS X. Free.
- Get Camino Banners.
The first web browser released for Mac OS X, OmniWeb focuses on power features. Since version 4.5 it has been based on Apple’s WebCore technology, the same engine used by Safari, with innovations such as thumbnails for tabs, auto-save sessions, and per-site preferences. “Sure, you can use a standard web browser, with standard features. But you didn’t choose a standard software experience—you chose the Mac.” Includes RSS headline support.
Even if you’re not a Mac user, it’s worth reading through OmniWeb’s features page just for the writing style!
- Features: Web · RSS
- Import: Bookmarks from Internet Explorer, Safari, or generic HTML file.
- Download OmniWeb for Macintosh OS X. Free.
- Get OmniWeb Banners.
Launched from obscurity as the first publicly-available browser to pass the Acid2 test (the first to pass was Safari, but only the in-development version), iCab 3 was the last modern web browser still built for Classic Mac OS through 2008. iCab 4 and later use the WebKit engine and are OS X-only.
iCab Mobile is also available for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.
- Features: Web · RSS
- Import: Bookmarks from Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, Opera.
- Download iCab for Macintosh OS X or Classic. Free limited edition, $20 or €15 for iCab Pro.
- Let iCab Smile campaign and banners.
Konqueror is the web browser and file manager for the KDE Desktop. This highly customizable browser gained more attention when Apple selected it as the basis for Safari. Konqueror is tightly integrated with other KDE applications such as Kontact/KMail for e-mail, Akregator for RSS feeds, etc. (Konqueror can also run under GNOME or other desktop environments.)
- Features: Web · RSS via Akregator · Email via Kontact.
- Import: Bookmarks from Internet Explorer, Opera, Mozilla (and Firefox), Netscape, Galeon.
- Read about Konqueror for Linux/KDE.
Epiphany is designed for simplicity and speed. Originally an offshoot of Galeon, it now uses WebKit like Safari and Chrome. Epiphany is the default web browser on the GNOME desktop, and will also run under other environments.
- Features: Web
- Import: Bookmarks from Firefox, Konqueror, Mozilla, XBEL or HTML file.
- Download Epiphany for Linux/GNOME.
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