Priscilla Madrid Browser Wars

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1. Internet Explorer 10

1.1. Pros

1.1.1. The stripped down interface is clean and simple, more focused on web content within the browser frame, with transparent top and side borders.

1.1.2. For the tabs, Hang Recovery mechanism comes into effect when a website script runs forever and Crash Recovery restores unresponsive tabs or reloads groups of tabs to the last good configuration.

1.2. Cons

1.2.1. Least prepared for HTML 5 support.

1.2.2. IE 10 has two very different interfaces for both users with Windows 7 and those with Windows 8.

2. Definitions

2.1. Browser

2.1.1. A software application for retrieving, presenting and traversing information resources on the World Wide Web.

2.2. Plug-ins or Extensions

2.2.1. A software component that adds a specific feature to an existing software application.

3. Chrome 27

3.1. Pros

3.1.1. Chrome is the only browser that has Built-In Flash support, so you don't need to install Adobe flash externally. The browser also has Built-in PDF support (which also supports copy-paste and print preview), thus making usage of external plugins for the same purpose redundant.

3.1.2. Chrome was one of the first browsers to offer the Omnibox (an all-in-one purpose bar for web search, history, address bar and suggestions) along with an Incognito window or private browsing mode.

3.2. Cons

3.2.1. Standard installation requires a network connection

3.2.2. Interface is not much customizable, takes more HD space than Firefox and IE.

4. Mozilla FireFox 21

4.1. Pros

4.1.1. The New Tab Page now presents a Speed Dial, a feature already offered by other browsers, that shows nine of the most visited websites.

4.1.2. Minor security improvements like Content Security Policy (blocks cross site scripting attacks) and HTTP Strict Transport Security (prevents login info from being intercepted) have been implemented.

4.2. Cons

4.2.1. Installing add-on's increases the memory usage considerably.

4.2.2. Mozilla Firefox has long been the top rated browser but in recent years it seems to have lost its way and has been overtaken by more innovative browsers such as Chrome.

5. Safari 5

5.1. Pros

5.1.1. The best feature yet in v5 is the Safari Reader, an adaptation of bookmarklet "Readability". Safari identifies a web page as an article by heuristics and thus presents a "reader button" in the location bar.

5.1.2. Performance has been improved thanks to graphics hardware acceleration (smoothing rich media), DNS prefetching and improvements in the Nitro Javascript engine and page caching.

5.2. Cons

5.2.1. The url bar is smarter and shows previously visited sites and top hits, as well as URLs in the history and bookmarks, but it still isn't smart enough, as Chrome provides a unified one (location bar and web search).

5.2.2. The reader actually strips out pictures and video, and we have pure scrollable text view without any ads, widgets, sidebars, header, footer in a white overlay window (note images still don't print).

6. Opera 12.14

6.1. Pros

6.1.1. Opera Turbo is a unique life saver feature for users having slow connections, as it compresses the data sent across for faster loading and appears as a speedometer icon at the bottom.

6.1.2. Opera has On-demand plugin feature which can be manually turned on and loads plugins only when needed, thus improving performance and security.

6.2. Cons

6.2.1. One thing it still lacks is a strong user base which is a shame given the quality of the product.

6.2.2. Opera 12 implemented Out-of-Process plugins for better stability but was later dropped with v12.02 due to frequent crashes.

7. HTML 5 Readiness

7.1. h

8. Market Share