At the centre of all internet activity are the web-browsers and there has been so much happening in the web browser industry that I thought why not gather some information and put in together to give a round up of it .
Let me begin with the founder of sorts in this industry Netscape .Mosaic Netscape 0.9 ,that’s how the current version of Netscape Navigator started with on October 13, 1994 , credited with popularising the internet and once commnading 90 % of the internet traffic , this browser for sure revolutionised the web . Netscape’s support to the development of Firefox in it’s earlier stage is a great credit to the brower . Now an arm of AOL , this browser lost it’s charm to the others . Last month when AOL announced it is going to discontinue it’s support for Netscape it was nail in the coffin for this browser.
But this browser for sure will remain in the minds of many as a Trend Setter .
Next in line is Internet Explorer , a leader by a long way , thanks to the numerous windows based computer of which it is a default part .May be it’s destiny that all windows users are tied to the IE brand .But IE 7 has made us rethink the thought . IE 7 did show some promise with the renewed stying , tabbed browsing and enhanced compatability.And the Hot news is that IE 8 will be released quite soon with remarkable developments. And the industry is eagerly awaiting this , hope it does satisfy the expectations ; if it does , it sure will remain the "Baadshah " of browsers.
All along the windows users were devoid of the styling and personal experience that the Mac offers , but not any more , Apple has released the Safari 3 Beta version for Windows a browser in from the Mac stable with a rich interface .Promising to be the fastest browser ,this brower will have to come over some of it’s bugs to prove it worth.The full version which is due in some time is already creating expectations.Safari Promises to be a great ride.
Firefox is slowly crawling up the popularity charts , the Firefox 3 beta 2 release is out , and the devlopments are quite stunning, with more stress on performance firefox is proving why it is increasing it's presence everyday.Though the latest version of firefox doesn’t support the many addons that firefox usually sports for customisation it’s a great bet.Firefox has also started projects like Weave to help syncronise online contents between firefox broswers and to provide Mozilla hosted online services. Prism is another initiative by Firefox to use an application that lets users split web applications out of their browser and run them directly on their desktop.This is one browser Firing it's way to the top.
Spacetime is one browser that is creating waves. Browser with visual stacks that space time in short; it’s a browser, which displays the pages in three-dimensional arrangements. With 3D Search, 3D tabbed browsing; Space time is a browser for the future.Though a little heavy on the system resources this browser is one to watch out for.
With the Browser business heating up, the user is left with many choices and a better Internet experience.