Tiffanie Taugelchee-Pelt Browser Wars

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1. Definitions

1.1. Browser: A web browser (commonly referred to as a browser) is a software application for retrieving, presenting and traversing information resources on the World Wide Web.

1.2. Browser Extension: A browser extension 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. Google Chrome 27

2.1. Pros

2.1.1. 1: Leading support for HTML 5.

2.1.2. 2: Fast. Hardware acceleration. Excellent security.

2.2. Cons

2.2.1. 1: Do Not Track privacy feature is buried and discouraged.

2.2.2. 2: Still some occasional minor site incompatibilities.

3. Mozilla Firefox 21

3.1. Pros

3.1.1. 1: Clean, minimal interface. Fast performance. Innovative tab implementation.

3.1.2. 2: Highly customizable. Good HTML5 support. Good security.

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. Slightly trails Chrome in HTML5 features.

4. Explorer 10

4.1. Pros

4.1.1. 1: Fast. High HTML5 compatibility.

4.1.2. 2: Excellent touch input conveniences. Full-screen view.

4.2. Cons

4.2.1. 1: Split personality on Windows 8? two very different interfaces.

4.2.2. 2: Still missing some HTML5 features.

5. Apple Safari 5

5.1. Pros

5.1.1. 1: Reading view. Reading list. Cover flow and other beautiful interface elements.

5.1.2. 2: Built-in RSS reader. Good standards support. Good browsing speed.

5.2. Cons

5.2.1. 1: Slow startup. Not being updated together with Mac version.

5.2.2. 2: No hardware acceleration for Windows.

6. Opera 12

6.1. Pros

6.1.1. 1: Fast, feature rich, cross platform support, tab stacking, web standard compliant

6.1.2. 2: Built in mail & torrent client, extension & themes support, visual tabs & mouse gestures.

6.2. Cons

6.2.1. 1: Extension gallery not so extensive, no standard shortcut keys.

6.2.2. 2: Extension gallery not so extensive, no standard shortcut keys.

7. HTML5 Readiness

8. Marketshare