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Top Browsers of 2008 Showdown

2008 is the resurgence of the Internet Browser wars. I have here listed the Browsers I try frequently myself. I suggest that you try to check all these stuff first before installing your browser of choice.

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Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Opera Safari Flock K-Meleon Konqueror
ie ff opera safari flck km knq
Software
Engine
Creator Microsoft, Spyglass Mozilla Foundation Opera Software Apple Inc. Flock Inc. Dorian, KKO, et al KDE
Cost USD Free,
(requires a valid Windows license)
Free Free Free Free Free Free
Open
Source
No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes
Software
Licence
Free,
(requires a valid Windows license)
MPL
MPL/GPL
LGPL tri-license
NA LGPL GPL/MPL
LGPL tri-license
GPL GPL
Engine Trident Gecko Presto Webkit Gecko Gecko KHTML
First
Release
August 1995 September
2002
September
1996
January 2003 October
2005
November
2000
October
2000
Compatible
OS
Windows Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial
Mac OS X No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Linux No Yes Yes No Yes No Yes
BSD No Yes Yes No Yes No Yes
Unix No Yes Yes No No No Yes
Usage
Share
OneStat 83.27% 13.76% 0.55% 2.18%
Net
Applications
75.06% 17.35% 0.67% 5.78%
TheCounter 78.80% 15.87% 0.79% 3.32%
Adtech 76% 18% 1% 1.6%
Acid 3
Test
Stable Release 14/100 53/100 46/100 75/100 65/100
Development
Release
18/100 71/100 100/100 100/100 73/100
Secunia
Security
Report
Present
Vulnerability
Report
37 7 0 0 0
High
Severity
Vulnerability
1 0 0 0 0
Present
Vulnerability
Issues
39 8 0 0 0
Present
Relative
Danger
160 24 0 0 0
Highest
at one
Time
Relative
Danger
204 44 27 16 1
Benchmark
Jordan
Nielson
Rendering
Speed (s)
21.02 19.02 32.27 5.98
Ajax
Speed (s)
4.06 17.14 12.59 3.27
Javascript
Speed (s)
29.99 12.56 6.28 7.96
Start-Up
Time
Speed (ms)
339 12.56 469 300
Features
Bookmark Management Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Download Management No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Password Management Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Forms Management Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Spell
Checker
No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Search
Toolbar
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Accessibility
Tabbed
Browsing
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pop-up
Blocker
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Incremental Finding No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ad Filter Partial Partial Yes Yes Yes Partial Yes
Page
Zooming
Yes No Yes No No Partial No
HTML
Access
Key
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tabbing Navigation Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Spatial Navigation No No Yes Yes No No Yes
Caret
Navigation
No Yes No No Yes Disabled Yes
Mouse
Gesture
No No Yes No No Yes Yes
Text
to
Speech
Partial No Yes Yes No No Yes
Voice
Control
No No Yes No No No No
W3C
Standards
CSS2.1 Partial Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Frames Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Java Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Nav Links No No Yes No ? ? Yes
XSLT Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
XHTML 1.0 No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
XHTML 1.1 No Partial Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MathML No Yes Yes No Yes No No
XForms No Yes No No Yes No No
RSS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Atom Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Web
Forms
2.0
No No Yes No No No No
Voice XML No No Yes No No No No
WML No No Yes No ? No No
JavaScript Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
ECMAScript3 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
DOM1 Partial Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
DOM2 No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
DOM3 No No Partial Partial No No Partial
Xpath Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
DHTML Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
XMLHttp
Request
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rich Editing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Protocols
HTTP Partial Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
E-mail No No Yes No No No No
FTP Yes Yes Yes Partial Yes Yes Yes
NNTP No No Yes No No No No
SSL Partial Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
IRC No No Yes No No No No
Gopher Disabled Yes Partial No Yes Yes Yes
IDN Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
data:URL No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
BitTorrent No No Yes No No No Yes
IPv6 Yes Yes
Image
Formats
JPEG Partial Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
JPEG 2000 No No No Yes No No ?
GIF Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
PNG Partial Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
APNG No No No No No No No
MNG No No No No No No Yes
TIFF Disabled No No Yes Partial No Yes
SVG No Partial Partial Partial No No Partial
PDF No No Yes Yes No No Yes
2D Canvas No Yes Yes Yes No No No

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3 Responses

  1. I see that you didn’t include IceWeasel. Not that it’s a necessity and I don’t think many people use it. But anyway. Great chart!

  2. Iceweasel, I see that it’s a Firefox rebrand for Debian. I am not quite sure. I haven’t tried that yet really. I frequently use Firefox, Lynx and Konqueror for Linux. But, I’ll give that a shot. Thanks for the tip anyways!šŸ˜‰

  3. I use Opera, but sometimes I get really disappointed by its work. I think I will grab some fruits and eat an Apple ^^

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