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  • The big, bad browser quiz

    The big, bad browser quiz

    Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari -- you know the names of these Web browsers, but do you really know them?

  • The Web browser turns 15: A look back

    The Web browser turns 15: A look back

    The Web browser turns 15 on Oct. 13, 2009 - a key milestone in the history of the Internet. That’s when the first commercial Web browser - eventually called Netscape Navigator - was released as beta code. While researchers including World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee and a team at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications created Unix browsers between 1991 and 1994, Netscape Navigator made this small piece of desktop software a household name.

News about web browsers
  • Opera browser maker up for sale

    Directors of Norwegian browser maker Opera Software said that they were considering selling the company and had hired bankers to help them explore options after the firm missed a second-quarter revenue forecast.

  • Patch halt looms for half of all IE users

    With just over four months left before Microsoft stops serving security updates to most versions of Internet Explorer (IE) other than IE11, nearly half of all IE users are still running a soon-to-be-retired edition, new data released Saturday showed.

Tutorials about web browsers
  • Install the latest Firefox 3.6.6 in Ubuntu Linux

    Firefox 3.6.6 with crash protection is now available, and according to Mozilla it "provides uninterrupted browsing for Windows and Linux users when there is a crash in the Adobe Flash, Apple Quicktime or Microsoft Silverlight plugins.

  • How to foil Web browser 'tabnapping'

    A new, incredibly sneaky identity-theft tactic surfaced earlier this week when Mozilla's Aza Raskin, the creative lead of Firefox, unveiled what's become known as "tabnapping."

  • Pimp my browser: How to get the most out of Firefox

    Thanks to online video, Web apps, social networking, and so on, the humble Web browser is being pushed to do more and to do it faster. With a few simple tweaks and tools, you can improve your browsing experience and save yourself some time in the process.

Features about web browsers
  • Which Web browser is best?

    Of all the software on your PC, the Web browser may be the most important tool you use each day--but you may not give it much thought.

  • First look: Firefox 4 Beta 1 shines on HTML5

    While it's impossible to sum up the thousands of enhancements and bug fixes both big and small, the Firefox 4 beta version brings the browser that much closer to taking over everything on the desktop. There are fewer reasons for anyone to interact with an extra plug-in or the operating system. Remember when people cared about whether a machine was Windows or Mac or a Commodore 64? Remember when software needed to be written in native code? Those days are fading away quickly as the browser is more able than ever before to deliver most of the content we might want.

  • Your Browser in Five Years

    What will your <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/196496/browser_wars_are_back_the_downside_for_you.html">Web browser</a> look like in 2015? Five years doesn't always bring dramatic change to some technologies--today's desktop PC, for instance, isn't that different from its 2005 predecessor--but browsers are undergoing major changes that will alter our day-to-day computing lives.