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Browser by Mind Map: Browser

1. Define: Browser

1.1. A software program that allows users to access the Internet.

1.2. http://mason.gmu.edu/~montecin/netterms.htm

2. Opera

2.1. Pros:

2.1.1. Has its own widgets

2.1.2. Gives you tools to do a wide range of tasks besides browsing

2.2. Cons:

2.2.1. Graphics and plug-in page components are slow

2.2.2. Has to be downloaded

2.2.3. http://www.choice.com.au/Reviews-and-Tests/Technology/Software-and-online-services/Internet/Web-browsers-review-and-compare/Page/The%20Contenders.aspx

2.2.4. http://download.cnet.com/Opera/9241-2356_4-11345917-1.html?tag=mncol

3. Chrome

3.1. Pros:

3.1.1. Offers a private browsing mode

3.1.2. Has the fastest web page responses and easy to use

3.2. Cons:

3.2.1. Doesn't have an ad filter

3.2.2. Not available on mobile devices.

3.3. http://sixrevisions.com/infographs/browser-performance/

4. Safari

4.1. Pros:

4.1.1. Mobile version available.

4.1.2. Private browsing mode.

4.2. Cons:

4.2.1. Doesn't offer ad filtering.

4.2.2. Large footprint for memory usage.

4.3. http://www.choice.com.au/Reviews-and-Tests

5. Firefox

5.1. Pros:

5.1.1. Small footprint for memory usage.

5.1.2. Private browsing mode.

5.2. Cons:

5.2.1. Full-text history search not available

5.2.2. Not mobile.

5.3. http://www.choice.com.au/Reviews-and-Tests

6. Explorer

6.1. Pros:

6.1.1. Massive market share

6.1.2. Most Web sites are built Most Web sites are built to

6.2. Cons:

6.2.1. Does not interpret CSS as it should

6.2.2. Lacks a default "smart" location bar that many other browsers have

6.2.3. Worst service

6.3. http://www.forbes.com/2004/10/04/cx_pp_1004mondaymatchup.html

6.4. http://browsers.studiothek.com/