Browsers in detail.

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  • The Chrome Browser


    In 2008 Google released the first version of Google Chrome based on Apples WebKit engine. The browser was a remarkable improvement for Windows users which didn't have access to a WebKit browser yet. Since then the WebKit based browsers have become a dominant player on both desktop and mobile devices. In 2013 Chrome switched to a WebKit fork named Blink to allow more freedom for the Chrome development.

  • The Firefox browser


    Firefox is an open source browser developed by the Mozilla foundation. Firefox is by all means a full feature browser and one of the few browsers with its own rendering engine as more and more producers switch to the WebKit engine.

  • The Safari browser


    In 2003 Apple released the first version of Safari, using a fork of the KHTML rendering engine they called WebKit. Safari became the default browser of the OS X series and the rendering engine has been adopted by a wide range of browsers since then, most notably Google Chrome uses a WebKit fork called Blink.

  • The Edge browser


    Microsoft Edge is the successor to the infamous Internet Explorer. It was first released in 2015, with a strong orientation towards web standards. When it first came out it almost parred it's competitors, but since then, possibly due to a very slow adoption, development has slowed down.

  • The Internet Explorer browser


    Internet Explorer is the default browser for the Windows OS, first released in 1995 to compete with Netscape. During 2002 and 2003 it had a market share of about 95% but the market share declined with the release of Firefox and later Chrome.