Modern browsers

This page lists the main modern browsers, as well as links to the download pages of the latest versions of these programs.

 

Main browsers

Mozilla FireFox

Good? yes

Download page

Browser from the Mozilla Foundation, open source.

Project Chromium

Good? quite

Download page

The basis for numerous browsers and the operating system from Google.

Apple Safari

Good? not for everyone

Download page

The browser from Apple. Beautifully decorated. Has a tendency to work with Windows to install other applications from MacOS.

Lunascape

Good? not for everyone

Download page

A browser that can use any of the built-in browser kernels: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Webkit to draw pages.

Internet Explorer

Good? no

Built-in Windows browser, for a long time did not recognize the existence of Web standards, why not loved by the owners of websites. Its core Trident is actively used by various programs (including Skype). Built into the system since Windows 95 OSR2, many versions support the technology of interesting, but very dangerous technology ActiveX.

Microsoft Edge (Project Spartan)

Good? not for everyone

The successor to the Internet Explorer browser. Built into the operating system starting with Windows 10.

Browsers based on the Chromium project (have one software basis)

Google Chrome

Good? more or less

Download page

In addition to the main functionality, it was noticed for violating recommendations for Windows applications (installed in the AppData folder instead of Program files, which increases the size of backup copies of data) by embedding its modules in other browsers.

Opera

Good? quite

Download page

Since version 15, it’s a clone of the Chromium project. Comply with all the basic recommendations for Windows applications, can work in portable mode. The mobile version periodically displays a page for processing paid subscriptions for the services of your mobile operator.

Opera Neon

Good? not for everyone

Download page

The experimental design is very unusual design, which can be very convenient when using widescreen monitors.

Yandex. Browser

Good? not for everyone

Download page

In fact, the Opera browser with built-in support for Yandex’s services and widgets, as well as a proprietary design theme.

UC Browser (Computer’s Version)

Good? not for everyone

Download page

Has a proprietary theme of design and synchronization with their mobile brethren.

Vivaldi

Good? not for everyone

Download page

The project, whose goal was to get an improved version of the Opera browser. According to the authors, it is recommended for use by friends of their project (Vivaldi).

 

Note. To view the video on the network, a so-called Flash player is often needed. You can download it from the official website: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

Parasitic programs distributed with free programs, including browsers

These programs are installed without the user’s knowledge or if the user does not notice the appropriate check boxes during the installation:

  • Sputnik m-a-i-l.r-u (toolbar, embedded in browsers)
  • Search panel m-a-i-l.r-u (prevents you from selecting another search engine)
  • Guard m-a-i-l.r-u (only services of the same company protects)
  • Geotarget (another spy)
  • Automatic updating of programs (updates only programs from m-a-i-l.r-u)
  • Browser «Amigo» (sets itself by default)
  • The browser «Orbitum»
  • Hamster’s products
  • Browser Manager from Yandex
  • Yandex. Browser
  • Google Chrome

Author of the article: Alexms69


 

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