Popular browsers on the Internet

With keeping in the mind that millions of users surf the web daily but they didn’t realize the importance of browsers on the web while doing any transaction or writing an email to their loved ones.  A browser is an application in which we used to navigate files,pages and many more things on the web.  So in this article i would like to mention few popular browsers which completes our surfing in a secure and smooth way.

Internet Explorer

Under the Microsoft banner, Internet explorer touch the new heights of success on the web.  This browser is developed by software giant “Microsoft” in 1995 and also included as part of the Microsoft windows line of operating systems.  Internet Explorer is one of the most widely used web browser on web followed by Mozilla, chrome, opera and many more.  With every release of internet explorer Microsoft added new features for emerging technologies such as CSS, JavaScript, Ajax and many more.

Below I mentioned few latest features for Internet explorer such as:

  1. ActiveX Filtering
  2. Domain highlighting
  3. Smartscreen filter
  4. Cross site scripting
  5. 128 bit SSL connection
  6. Notifications
  7. Tracking protection
  8. InPrivate browsing
  9. Privacy settings

The latest stable release is Internet Explorer 10, with a new interface allowing for use as both a desktop application, and as a Windows 8 application.  Download Internet Explorer to experience new features.

Mozilla Firefox

This browser is a free and open source web browser developed by Mozilla for Windows, OS X and Linux.  Firefox uses Gecko layout engine to render web pages, which follows current web standards.  Mozilla foundation (non-profit organization) also launched its mobile version for Android too.  With 450 million plus web audience Mozilla continuously challenged IE monopoly in the virtual market.  Firefox comes with new features such as:


  1. Improved interface
  2. Tabs (Pinned tabs, Switch-to-tab, New tab)
  3. Sync
  4. Password manager
  5. Form Complete
  6. Pop-up blocker
  7. Easy search
  8. Session restore
  9. Naturalized look and feel
  10. Offline browsing

Download Mozilla Firefox to enjoy this free & open source web browser.

Google Chrome

Google chrome developed by search engine giant “Google” which is a freeware web browser.  Chrome uses webkit layout engine and application framework.  Google already released the majority of chrome source code in September 2008 as an open source project called “Chromium”.  With its simple user interface and other mouthwatering feature stands chrome rules the web.

We can combine Google chrome features in three words such as Speed, Simplicity & Security.  All these three features makes chrome unique from other browsers.  Download Google Chrome to experience its functionality.


Apple developed safari web browser to meet its iOS needs, but by the time it covers major chunk of web audience.  Safari includes webkit enhancements for better text, layout and accessbility support.  It also includes a redesigned Web Inspector with a streamlined toolbar, a new Activity Viewer, and other great tools for building and debugging your website.

Apple has released safari 6.1 for Mountain Lion which requires OS X 10.8.4. Download Safari to experience apple creativity.


Opera software developed Opera web browser and internet suite.  Opera is offered free of charge for personal computers and phones.  It runs on variety of operating systems such as Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Free BSD.  The latest versions of opera use the Blink layout engine.  Opera also includes few interesting features such as tabbed browsing, page zooming, mouse gestures and integrated download manager.  Its security features include built in phishing and malware protection.  Opera has the ability to delete private data such as HTTP cookies. Opera has 300 million plus users worldwide.  Download Opera to surf smoothly on web.

Note: All Web browsers updates from time to time to meet web standards.  Readers are advised to use latest versions of browsers on their PC to surf securely & smoothly.

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