Natally Estrada Browser Wars

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Natally Estrada Browser Wars by Mind Map: Natally Estrada Browser Wars

1. Define

1.1. Browser- A program that accesses and displays files and other data available on the Internet and other networks. Entering a website's URL in the address window of a browser will bring up that website in the browser's main window.

1.2. Browser Extension (Plugins)- is a computer program that extends the functionality of a web browser in some way. Depending on the browser and the version, the term may be distinct from similar terms such as plug-in or add-on.

2. Chrome 27

2.1. Pros:

2.1.1. 1.Extremely fast, clean, simple and intuitive interface, supports extensions, standards compliant, incognito browsing mode, account syncing, frequent & silent updates, built-in flash and pdf viewer.

2.1.2. 2. Chrome is winning the browser war in all regions.

2.2. Cons:

2.2.1. 1.Requires an internet connection to install, interface is not much customizable, takes more HD space than Firefox and IE.

2.2.2. 2. Updates come with numerous security tightenings, so all users are advised to update to the latest version—a simple matter of restarting the browser.

3. Mozilla Firefox 21

3.1. Pros:

3.1.1. 1.Simplified interface, competitively fast, broad cross platform support, very secure, sync & panoramas, thousands of add-ons, excellent website compatibility, large developer community.

3.1.2. 2.Firefox dominated two regions of the world.

3.2. Cons:

3.2.1. 1.Opera and Chrome still faster, need to restart browser after installing add-ons, fuzzy smaller fonts, memory hog in older computers, lacks popular audio & video codecs support.

3.2.2. 2.Now Chrome is increasingly pushing Firefox to the margins.

4. Internet Explorer 10

4.1. Pros:

4.1.1. 1.Amazing speed, minimalistic interface, pinned sites, improved web standard compliance, download manager with malware protection, tracking protection, H/W acceleration, good OS integration.

4.1.2. 2.North America is still Internet Explorer’s stronghold.

4.2. Cons:

4.2.1. 1.v9 not compatible with XP, tab handling not as good as FF, no automatic restoration and extensive extension support, rebooting required after installation and long installation time, no bookmark syncing & themes, some site incompatibilities, 64 bit version less polished than 32 bit.

4.2.2. 2.Over the year, its usage share has fallen to 39% from 40%.

5. Opera12. 10

5.1. Pros:

5.1.1. 1.Fast, feature rich, cross platform support, tab stacking, web standard compliant, built in mail & torrent client, extension & themes support, visual tabs & mouse gestures, Opera turbo, account syncing, tons of helpful features.

5.1.2. 2.Incredibly fast, handy speed dial functionality, tab stacking, extensions,mail client, and password syncing

5.2. Cons:

5.2.1. 1.Extension gallery not so extensive, no standard shortcut keys, no backing up from users or large organization.

5.2.2. 2. The Statistics for Opera in September 2013 was 1.7% compared to others that were higher then 3.9%.

6. Apple Safari 5

6.1. Pros:

6.1.1. 1.Elegant UI with Cover Flow, fast performance and browsing speed, fully web standards compliant, Safari Reader with Reading list, easy access to most visited pages, build in RSS reader, best for MAC OS.

6.1.2. 2.Safari 9.27% (gained almost 1% over last month)

6.2. Cons:

6.2.1. 1.Elegant UI with Cover Flow, fast performance and browsing speed, fully web standards compliant, Safari Reader with Reading list, easy access to most visited pages, build in RSS reader, best for MAC OS.

6.2.2. 2. Safari keep losing ground.

7. HTML 5 Readiness

7.1. 1.Chrome 27- 463

7.2. 2.Opera 12.10- 419

7.3. 3.Firefox- 399

7.4. 4.Internet Explorer- 320

7.5. 5. Apple Safari 5- 258

8. Marketshare