Google chromeGoogle Chrome browseris an open sourceprogram for accessing the World Wide Web and running Web-based applications.The Google Chrome Web browser is based on the open source Chromium project. Google released Chrome in 2008 and issues several updates a year. It is available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Androidand iOSoperating systems. The Google Chrome browser takes a sandboxing-based approach toWeb security. Each open website runs as its own process, which helps prevent malicious code on one page from affecting others (or the computer operating system at large). The browser also supports Web standards such as HTML5and cascading style sheets (CSS).Google based the look of Chrome OS, its operating system for Web-based applications, on the Chrome Web browser. Chrome was the first major Web browser to combine the search box and the address bar, a feature that most competitors have since adopted. It also allows users to sign in with their Google accounts, which enables them to sync bookmarks and open Web pages across multiple devices. In 2010, Google launched the Chrome Web Store, an online marketplace where users can buy and install Web-based applications to run inside the browser. These apps are available as either browser extensions or links to websites.1.Examples of Browsers 3 IE (Internet Explorer). Owned by Microsoft. Released in 1995. Latest version is Internet Explorer 11, released 10/2013. Claims to be the fastest browser available, 10/2013. As had major compatibility issues. Firefox (FF). Open Source. Released in 1998 (part of Netscape). Latest version is 26, released 12/10/2013. Better security performance, and H.264 codec (video). Safari. Owned by Apple, Inc. Released in 2003. Latest version is 7/6.1. Better memory usage, performance and power-saving tabs. Blocks third-party applications from accessing your web browsing and information.2.4.Examples of Browsers Opera. Owned by Opera Software, ASA. Released in 1996. Latest version is Opera 18 (integrating Google Chrome’s Chromium Project). Speeds up slow connections and sync bookmarks. Popular browser on mobile devices. Chrome. (Google Chrome). Developed by Google. Released in 2008. Latest version is 31. Minimalist approachthat uses technology for fast, easy experience. Do Not Track for privacy protection is off by default. 4
firefoxLargely developed by the Mozilla Foundation, Firefox is an open source Web browser available on Windows, Mac and Linux. It is the second most popular Web browser on theInternet as of 2013. The browser has a number of unique features designed to enhance the browsing experience.Open SourceFirefox is the only open source Web browser among the most used browsers on the Web as of March 2013. The open source nature of Firefox enables developers from all over the world to contribute code to the browser and extend the functionality of Firefox with add-ons and themes. Firefox is also aggressively committed to open Web technologies and is often among the first to support new and advanced features offered by HTML5, CSS3 and other Web technology.