Liz Martinez Browser Wars

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Liz Martinez Browser Wars by Mind Map: Liz Martinez Browser Wars

1. Define

1.1. Browser: program people use to access the World Wide Web.

1.2. Browser Extension (Plug-in): allow developers to add functionality to the browser and enhance the user interface in a way that is not directly related to the viewable content of Web pages

2. Chrome 27

2.1. Pros

2.1.1. 1 Hardware acceleration.

2.1.2. 2 Built-in Flash player and PDF reader

2.2. Cons

2.2.1. 1 Fonts occasionally jagged

2.2.2. 2 Do Not Track privacy feature is buried and discouraged

3. Mozilla Firefox 21

3.1. Pros

3.1.1. 1 Syncing for tabs, history, passwords and now Extensions.

3.1.2. 2 Independent from large vendor

3.2. Cons

3.2.1. 1 Lacks client-side tracking protection like that found in IE9

3.2.2. 2 Lacks Chrome's built in Flash and Instant page view.

4. Explorer 10

4.1. Pros

4.1.1. 1 Tracking Protection and anti-phishing mechanism

4.1.2. 2 latest browser is faster, trimmer, more compliant with HTML5

4.2. Cons

4.2.1. 1 Only works in Windows 7 and Vista

4.2.2. 2 Behind other browsers in HTML5 support

5. Opera 12.10

5.1. Pros

5.1.1. 1 Minimal interface

5.1.2. 2 Built-in mail and Bittorrent clients.

5.2. Cons

5.2.1. 1 Hardware acceleration not enabled by default.

5.2.2. 2 Occasionally sites won't display properly, though this is getting rare

6. Apple Safari 5

6.1. Pros

6.1.1. 1 The url bar is smarter and shows previously visited sites and top hits

6.1.2. 2 The best feature yet in v5 is the Safari Reader, an adaptation of bookmarklet "Readability"

6.2. Cons

6.2.1. 1 Extensions in Safari are disabled by default

6.2.2. 2 Not much has changed in version 5

7. HTML Readiness

7.1. 1 Chrome 21: 431

7.2. 2 Opera 12.14: 419

7.3. 3 Firefox 21: 399

7.4. 4 Internet Explorer 10: 320

7.5. 5 Safari 5: 258

8. Marketshare