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Q: What are some common web browsers?

A: While only two or three browsers dominate the Web browser market, there are many different Web browsers available. If your current browser doesn't provide the experience you want, it might be worthwhile to try another one. Below is a list of browsers available for the Windows, Macintosh, and Linux platforms.

Windows

Company Program Notes
Apple Computer Safari Web browser developed by Apple; includes tabbed browsing, a pop-up blocker, integrated Google search, and private browsing; available for Windows starting with version 3.
Avant Force Avant Browser Multi-window browser that includes autofill, pop-up and ad blocking, and online profile storage; also supports mouse gestures, includes an RSS reader, and has additional privacy protection features.
FlashPeak SlimBrowser Tabbed multiple-site browser that includes a popup blocker, window skins, form autofill, and quick-search; also features online translation, script error suppression, and blacklist and whitelist filtering.
Google Chrome Web browser developed by Google that includes a search-based address bar and dynamic tabs; also supports site thumbnails and shortcuts to Web applications.
Google Chromium Open-source, multi-platform web browser developed by Google; created with the aim of offering a safer, faster, and more stable browsing experience.
Maxthon International Maxthon Tabbed browser that supports Mouse Gestures, Magic Fill for forms, and Feed Reader for RSS feeds; includes other proprietary features such as Smart Acceleration, Anti-Freeze, Super Drag&Drop, Ad Hunter, and Web Sniffer.
Microsoft Internet Explorer The most popular Web browser for Windows; comes pre-installed with the Windows operating system; also used for navigating local files and folders.
Mozilla Firefox Popular open-source Web browser developed by Mozilla Corporation; features tabbed browsing, a pop-up blocker, and integrated search; supports the Google toolbar.
Mozilla SeaMonkey All-in-one Internet application suite that includes a Web browser, HTML editor, email and newsgroup client, and IRC chat program; developed as a community effort and uses Mozilla source code.
Opera Software Opera Efficient browser created by Telenor, Norway's largest telecom company; includes tabbed browsing, integrated search, and a pop-up blocker.
Moonchild Productions Pale Moon Mozilla-based web browser, similar to Firefox, but custom-built and optimized for Windows; removes unnecesary features, but still supports modern web standards and Firefox extensions.
Radical Software Wyzo Browser optimized for online media; includes features that accelerate Web downloads and allows users to download torrents with a single click.
Rockmelt, Inc Rockmelt Chromium-based browser with built-in social networking features; supports instant notifications, built-in chat, and provides simple sharing options for Facebook and Twitter; automatically syncs user data with supported mobile devices.
SRWare Iron Web browser based on the Chromium source code; includes additional security and privacy features not found in Google's Chrome browser.
W3C Amaya Web editor and browser developed as an open source software project by the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium); can be used to update documents directly on the Web.
ZeeVee Zinc Browser designed for discovering and viewing videos on the Internet; provides access to TV shows, movies, and other videos; stores personalized settings online.

Macintosh

Company Program Notes
Alexander Clauss iCab Alternative Web browser for the Mac with features not found in other browsers, such as advertising filtering and kiosk mode.
Apple Computer Safari Web browser developed by Apple, optimized for Mac OS X; includes tabbed browsing, a pop-up blocker, integrated Google search, and private browsing.
Camino Project Camino Browser designed specifically for the Mac that integrates the look and feel of the Mac OS X interface; uses the Mozilla Gecko rendering engine and is designed to run efficiently and open pages quickly.
Google Chrome Web browser developed by Google based on the WebKit engine; includes a search-based address bar and dynamic tabs; also supports site thumbnails and shortcuts to Web applications.
Google Chromium Open-source, multi-platform web browser developed by Google; created with the aim of offering a safer, faster, and more stable browsing experience.
Mozilla Firefox Popular open-source Web browser developed by Mozilla Corporation; features tabbed browsing, a pop-up blocker, and integrated search; supports the Google toolbar.
Mozilla SeaMonkey All-in-one Internet application suite that includes a Web browser, HTML editor, email and newsgroup client, and IRC chat program; developed as a community effort and uses Mozilla source code.
Opera Software Opera Efficient browser created by Telenor, Norway's largest telecom company; includes tabbed browsing, integrated search, and a pop-up blocker.
Radical Software Wyzo Cross-platform browser optimized for viewing and downloading online media; features accelerated Web downloads and one-click downloading of torrents.
Rockmelt, Inc Rockmelt Chromium-based browser with built-in social networking features; supports instant notifications, built-in chat, and provides simple sharing options for Facebook and Twitter; automatically syncs user data with supported mobile devices.
The Omni Group OmniWeb Macintosh Web browser designed to provide a more productive and efficient user experience; includes tabs, shortcuts, ad blocking, workspaces, auto-save, bookmarks, RSS news feeds, and site preferences; costs a small fee.
W3C Amaya Web editor and browser developed as an open source software project by the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium); can be used to update documents directly on the Web.
ZeeVee Zinc Browser designed for discovering and viewing videos on the Internet; provides access to TV shows, movies, and other videos; stores personalized settings online.

Linux

Company Program Notes
Galeon Galeon Browser developed for GNOME, a desktop environment for Unix; based on the Gecko engine and has a basic interface designed to be simple and fast.
Google Chrome Web browser developed by Google that includes a search-based address bar and dynamic tabs; also supports site thumbnails and shortcuts to Web applications; supported on Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, and openSUSE Linux distributions.
Google Chromium Open-source, multi-platform web browser developed by Google; created with the aim of offering a safer, faster, and more stable browsing experience.
Konqueror Konqueror Web browser developed for the K Desktop Environment (KDE); uses the KHTML rendering engine and supports HTML 4.01; also serves as a file manager and a universal file viewer for many file types.
Mozilla Firefox Popular open-source and multi-platform Web browser developed by Mozilla Corporation; features tabbed browsing, a pop-up blocker, and integrated search; also supports the Google toolbar.
Mozilla SeaMonkey All-in-one Internet application suite that includes a Web browser, HTML editor, email and newsgroup client, and IRC chat program; developed as a community effort and uses Mozilla source code.
Opera Software Opera Fast and efficient browser originally created by Telenor, Norway's largest telecom company; includes tabbed browsing, integrated search, and a pop-up blocker.
The GNOME Project Epiphany Web browser developed for the GNOME desktop; designed to be simple and easy to use; includes basic security features and supports Mozilla plug-ins.
W3C Amaya Web editor and browser developed as an open source software project by the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium); can be used to update documents directly on the Web.

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Updated: July 8, 2013