Browsers 2010

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Browsers 2010 by Mind Map: Browsers 2010

1. Definition of Browser

1.1. A software application for retrieving, presenting, and traversing information resources on the World Wide Web.

2. Opera 10.63

2.1. Pros:

2.1.1. Support for Mouse Gestures

2.1.2. Native text-to-speech

2.2. Cons:

2.2.1. Interface is not pretty

2.2.2. Menus can be hard to use

3. Google Chrome 7

3.1. Pros:

3.1.1. Best HTML5 support among stable browsers

3.1.2. When a web page crashes, the browser will stay running

3.2. Cons:

3.2.1. Privacy may be a concern for some, as it is run by Google

3.2.2. Does not have as many extensions as Firefox

4. Apple Safari 5

4.1. Pros:

4.1.1. Browser used for the iPhone

4.1.2. Beta version has even better HTML5 support than Chrome

4.2. Cons:

4.2.1. Has worst HTML5 support among all browsers

4.2.2. Least secure browser

5. Mozilla Firefox 3.6

5.1. Pros:

5.1.1. Supports many different web standards

5.1.2. Open-source with wide support for plug-ins

5.2. Cons:

5.2.1. Will use up a lot of memory when many plug-ins are running

5.2.2. Cluttered interface

6. Internet Explorer 9

6.1. Pros:

6.1.1. Has some of the best HTML5 support

6.1.2. Renders pages extremely fast

6.2. Cons:

6.2.1. Does not run on Windows XP

6.2.2. Requires fairly new GPU

7. Internet Explorer 8

7.1. Pros

7.1.1. Renders old, poorly written webpages using "quirks" mode

7.2. Cons:

7.2.1. Renders pages very slowly

7.2.2. Little support for modern features

8. Sources

8.1. All sources are from October/Nov 2010

8.2. http://bit.ly/9xAsV6

8.3. http://bit.ly/bDwQsS

8.4. http://bit.ly/9msyms

8.5. http://bit.ly/9QU9dx

8.6. http://bit.ly/9JJcCs