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Browsers by Mind Map: Browsers

1. Opera

1.1. Pros

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

1.1.2. historically a trailblazer, leading the way with features that are now common on modern browsers

1.2. Cons

1.2.1. before version 10.10 did very poorly on the acid3 test for slow connections

1.2.2. this program is difficult to download

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

2. Firefox

2.1. Pros

2.1.1. allows individual users to add specific features

2.1.2. Offers a high level of customisability

2.2. Cons

2.2.1. Ranks a distant second behind IE for market share.

2.2.2. testing shows it still lags behind Chrome, Safari and Opera

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

3. Explorer

3.1. Pros

3.1.1. Its massive market share means web developers have to take compatibility with IE

3.1.2. With the Microsoft behemoth behind it, Internet Explorer is probably the baseline for web browsing.

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

3.2. Cons

3.2.1. Explorer was counted as fifth, due to it's utterly terrible score on that test.

3.2.2. IE 8 lacks a default "smart" location bar that many other browsers have

3.2.3. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/firefox-chrome-opera,2558-10.html

4. Safari

4.1. Pros

4.1.1. includes tabbed browsing, page previews and private browsing.

4.1.2. Apple’s own browser is available for Mac OS X and for Windows

4.2. Cons

4.2.1. Lacking extension support

4.2.2. doesn't not have smartbar

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

5. Chrome

5.1. Pros

5.1.1. Another is the Omnibox – Chrome’s address bar that doubles as a search box. It also has an “incognito” mode for private browsing.

5.1.2. Google has also opened Chrome to developers to create third-party extensions.

5.2. Cons

5.2.1. Chrome still doesn’t have a print preview feature.

5.2.2. borrowed a lot of idea from other browser

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

6. Define: Browser

6.1. A web browser is a software application for retrieving, presenting, and traversing information resources on the World Wide Web.