Quinn Arroyo Browser Wars

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1. Definitions

1.1. Browsers

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

1.2. Plug-ins or Extenstions

1.2.1. In computing, a plug-in (or plugin, extension) is a software component that adds a specific feature to an existing software application.

2. Chrome 27

2.1. Pros

2.1.1. 1. Chrome boasts a PDF reader as well, so you don't have to worry about installing any Adobe plugins for viewing specialized Web content.

2.1.2. 2. Chrome is the only browser to come with Adobe Flash built in, rather than requiring a separate (and annoying) installation.

2.2. Cons

2.2.1. 1. Chrome started downloading a binary file before I had a chance to stop it

2.2.2. 2. Chrome was the last major browser to include support for the Do Not Track privacy option.

3. Explorer 10

3.1. Pros

3.1.1. 1. IE continues to protect you against nefarious downloads, with its SmartScreen.

3.1.2. 2. When you're on a page, you only see the page—there's zero browser interface.

3.2. Cons

3.2.1. 1. The confusion between two flavors—the full-screen, touch-focused new-style incarnation and the familiar desktop version.

3.2.2. 2. High HTML5 compatibility but still missing some HTML5 features.

4. Mozilla Firefox 21

4.1. Pros

4.1.1. 1.Firefox sync bookmarks and settings, but it also opens tabs, history, passwords, forms, and Add-ons (including extensions).

4.1.2. 2. The data is encrypted locally so that no one can intercept those passwords while they're on their way to Mozilla's servers.

4.2. Cons

4.2.1. 1. As with most non-Adobe PDF readers, you won't get 100 percent compatibility with documents created by Adobe Acrobat.

4.2.2. 2. Add-on installation requires a secure connection.

5. Apple Safari 5

5.1. Pros

5.1.1. 1. You can move the tabs back and forth on the bar, and even out onto the desktop to create a new window.

5.1.2. 2. Safari places Web browser code in a "sandbox" so that Web sites have no access to the rest of the system.

5.2. Cons

5.2.1. 1. Minor disappointment is that the tab toolbar doesn't display by default

5.2.2. 2. It takes 6.6 seconds for the browser to open on a cold start up. On warm restart Safari takes 2.2 seconds.

6. HTML 5 Readiness

7. Opera 12.10

7.1. Pros

7.1.1. 1. Its Turbo boost for slow connections and live Speed Dial tiles are unmatched.

7.1.2. 2. It's still the only browser with built-in BitTorrent support.

7.2. Cons

7.2.1. 1. Lack of default hardware acceleration, occasional site incompatibility.

7.2.2. 2. A slower startup time than competitors hold it back from top honors.

8. Marketshare