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The following is a list of notable web browsers.

Timeline representing the history of various web browsers.

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Historical

A rough estimation of usage share by percent of layout engines/web browsers as of Q2 2009, see usage share of web browsers.

This is a table of personal computer web browsers by year of release of major version, in chronological order, with the approximate number of worldwide Internet users in millions. Note that Internet user data is related to the entire market, not the versions released in that year. The increased growth of the Internet in the 1990s and 2000s means that current browsers with small market shares have more total users than the entire market early on. For example, 90% market share in 1997 would be roughly 60 million users, but by the start of 2007 9% market share would equate to over 90 million users.[1]

Year Web Browsers Internet
Users (in millions)[1]
1991 WorldWideWeb
1992 ViolaWWW, Erwise, MidasWWW, MacWWW
1993 Mosaic, Cello, Lynx 2.0, Arena, AMosaic 1.0
1994 IBM Web Explorer, Netscape Navigator, SlipKnot 1.0, MacWeb, IBrowse, Argo, Minuet
1995 Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator 2.0, OmniWeb, WebRouser[2], Internet Explorer 2, Grail 16
1996 Arachne 1.0, Internet Explorer 3.0, Netscape Navigator 3.0, Opera 2.0,
PowerBrowser 1.5[3], Cyberdog, Amaya 0.9[4], AWeb, Voyager
36
1997 Internet Explorer 4.0, Netscape Navigator 4.0, Netscape Communicator 4.0, Opera 3.0[5], Amaya 1.0[4] 70
1998 Internet Explorer 5.0 Beta 1, iCab, Mozilla 147
1999 Amaya 2.0[4], Mozilla M3, Internet Explorer 5.0 248
2000 Konqueror, Netscape 6, Opera 4[6], Opera 5[7], K-Meleon 0.2, Amaya 3.0[4], Amaya 4.0[4] 361
2001 Internet Explorer 6, Galeon 1.0, Opera 6[8], Amaya 5.0[4] 513
2002 Netscape 7, Mozilla 1.0, Phoenix 0.1, Links 2.0, Amaya 6.0[4], Amaya 7.0[4] 587
2003 Opera 7[9], Safari 1.0, Epiphany 1.0, Amaya 8.0[4] 719
2004 Firefox 1.0, Netscape Browser, OmniWeb 5.0 817
2005 Safari 2.0, Netscape Browser 8.0, Opera 8.[10], Epiphany1.8, Amaya 9.0[4], AOL Explorer1.0, Maxthon 1.0, Shiira 1.0 1018
2006 SeaMonkey 1.0, K-Meleon 1.0, Galeon 2.0, Camino 1.0, Firefox 2.0, Avant 11, iCab 3, Opera 9[11], Internet Explorer 7, Sputnik 1093
2007 Maxthon 2.0, Netscape Navigator 9, NetSurf 1.0, Flock 1.0, Safari 3.0, Conkeror 1262
2008 Konqueror 4, Safari 3.1, Opera 9.5[12], Firefox 3, Amaya 10.0[4], Flock 2, Chrome 1, Amaya 11.0[4] 1565
2009 Internet Explorer 8, Chrome 2, Safari 4, Opera 10[13], Chrome 3, SeaMonkey 2, Camino 2, Firefox 3.5 1734
2010 Firefox 3.6, Chrome 4, Opera 10.50
Beta Chrome 5
Alpha Maxthon 3, Firefox 3.7

Notable browsers

In order of release:

Notable layout engines

Graphical

Trident-shells

Other software publishers have extended the functionality of Microsoft's Trident engine. The following browsers are all based on the Trident rendering engine:

Gecko-based browsers

Current/maintained projects are in boldface.

  • K-Ninja for Windows (based on K-Meleon; discontinued)
  • K-MeleonCCF ME for Windows (based on K-Meleon core, mostly written in Lua)

Gecko- and Trident-based browsers

Browsers that use both Trident and Gecko include:

KHTML-based browsers

WebKit-based browsers

Presto-based browsers

Browsers for the Java platform

Specialty browsers

Browsers created for enhancements of specific browsing activities.

Current

  • Flock (To enhance social networking, blogging, photosharing, and RSS newsreading)
  • Gollum browser (Created specially for browsing Wikipedia)
  • Image Xplorer (Designed for the viewing, downloading, and printing of images only)
  • Kirix Strata (Designed for data analytics)
  • Miro (A media browser that integrates BitTorrent like Opera's integrated BitTorrent)
  • Songbird (browser with advanced audio streaming features and built in media player with library.)
  • SpaceTime (Search the web in 3D)
  • Wyzo (A media browser that integrates BitTorrent like Opera's integrated BitTorrent)
  • Zac Browser (For children with autism, and autism spectrum disorders such as Asperger syndrome, pervasive developmental disorders (PDD), and PDD-NOS.)

Discontinued

Other browsers

Mobile browsers

Text-based

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b "History and Growth of the Internet". Internet World Stats. 9 May 2009. http://www.internetworldstats.com/emarketing.htm. Retrieved 2009-05-17. 
  2. ^ "Eolas releases WebRouser via the Internet". Eolas Information. September 18, 1995. http://1997.webhistory.org/www.lists/www-talk.1995q3/0566.html. Retrieved 2007-10-18. 
  3. ^ "Oracle Introduces PowerBrowser". Oracle Corporation. June 18, 1996. http://www.ncns.com/browser.html. Retrieved 2007-10-31. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Release history". W3C. http://www.w3.org/Amaya/User/New.html. Retrieved 2009-05-02. 
  5. ^ Opera Software (1998-05-12). "Opera Software Releases 3.60". Press release. http://www.opera.com/pressreleases/en/1999/05/19990512.dml. Retrieved 2008-02-19. 
  6. ^ Opera Software (2000-06-27). "Opera 4.0 for Windows Released". Press release. http://www.opera.com/press/releases/2000/06/27/. Retrieved 2008-12-10. 
  7. ^ Opera Software (2000-12-06). "The Browser War Lights Up in Europe". Press release. http://www.opera.com/press/releases/2000/12/06_2/. Retrieved 2008-12-10. 
  8. ^ Opera Software (2001-11-29). "Opera 6.0 for Windows launched after record-breaking beta". Press release. http://www.opera.com/pressreleases/en/2001/11/20011129.dml. Retrieved 2008-02-19. 
  9. ^ Opera Software (2003-01-28). "Opera 7 Ready to Rock the Web". Press release. http://www.opera.com/pressreleases/en/2003/01/28/. Retrieved 2008-02-19. 
  10. ^ Opera Software (2005-04-19). "Speed, Security and Simplicity: Opera 8 Web Browser Released Today". Press release. http://www.opera.com/pressreleases/en/2005/04/19/. Retrieved 2008-02-19. 
  11. ^ Opera Software (2006-06-20). "Your Web, Your Choice: Opera 9 Gives You the Control". Press release. http://www.opera.com/press/releases/2006/06/20/. Retrieved 2008-12-10. 
  12. ^ Opera Software (2008-06-12). "Opera redefines Web browsing yet again". Press release. http://www.opera.com/pressreleases/en/2008/06/12/. Retrieved 2008-06-12. 
  13. ^ Opera Software (September 1, 2009). "Turbocharge your Web experience with Opera 10". Press release. http://www.opera.com/press/releases/2009/09/01/. Retrieved 2 January 2010. 
  14. ^ "Mozilla 1.0". mozilla.org. 2002. http://www.mozilla.org/releases/mozilla1.0.html. Retrieved 2008-09-07. 

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