Types of Web Browsers


Web Browsers are software installed on your PC. To access the Web you need a web browsersbrowsers, such as Netscape Navigator, Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox.

Currently you must be using any sort of Web browser while you are navigating through my site tutorialspoint.com. On the Web, when you navigate through pages of information this is commonly known as web browsing or web surfing.

The most popular are: 

Internet Explorer 
Google Chrome 
Firefox 
Safari 
Opera.

However, there are literally dozens of browsers that have existed since the “birth” of the internet. Not including mobile browsers (such as browsers found on some of the earlier cell phones), the list of major browsers that have existed are as follows:
WorldWideWeb 
ViolaWWW 
Erwise 
MidasWWW 
MacWWW 
Mosiac 
Cello 
Lynx 
Arena 
AMosiac 
IBM WebExplorer 
Netscape Navigator 
SlipKnot 
MacWeb 
iBrowse 
Argo 
Minuet 
Internet Explorer 
OmniWeb 
UdiWWW 
WebRouser 
Grail 
Arachne 
Opera 
PowerBrowser 
Cyberdog 
Amaya 
AWeb 
Voyager 
iCab 
Mozilla 
Konqueror 
K-Meleon 
Galeon 
Phoenix 
Links 
Safari 
Epiphany 
Firefox 
AOL Explorer 
Maxthon 
Shiira 
SeaMonkey 
Camino 
Avant 
Sputnik 
Netsurf 
Flock 
Chrome 

These are in roughly chronological order, as presented by Wikipedia Other browsers have existed, but due to their low popularity were not included on this list. Low popularity, of course, is relative to the time era; WorldWideWeb never had as many users as Chrome does today, but was used by the majority of the Internet users in the world at the time it came out (as it was the first real web browser). In the real world, only a few browsers are considered serious contenders of the “market”, as the rest are either obsolete, only fill a niche market, or have not yet gained popularity; the latter usually comes about because people are hesitant to “try” a new browser since their current browser has served their purpose for a significant length of time
a web browser is a software application that renders code written in HTML and Javascript that is located on a webserver.
some examples of web browsers are chrome, firefox, sparkbrowser, netscape, and internet explorer.
There are three major browsers in the PC world. The most famous is Internet Explorer (IE) which is a Microsoft creation, and is bundled with the Windows operating system. Internet explorer has been prone to numerous security bugs and is considered the least secure out of all three major browsers. The second major browser is Firefox, which is amongst the most secure, and is the most easiest to use in my opinion. The third is Chrome which is a recent browser Google has released. It to is easy to use and secure for the most part.

In terms of the MAc platform the only major broswer is Safari, which is a Apple creation, and is bundled with the OS platform.

Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_are_the_different_types_of_web_browsers#ixzz1tLiYxi5k

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