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Opera 10.53

Opera 10.53 offers high-speed browsing thanks to fast JavaScript rendering and a Turbo mode, along with many customisation features

Mozilla Firefox 3.6 (Release Candidate)

The Web browsing world is exciting again. Google's Chrome browser is faster than fast and there's serious thought that Internet Explorer may actually lose its top spot in the browser market-share wars.

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Microsoft previews Internet Explorer 9

Windows recently released the latest preview of Internet Explorer 9, titled the Internet Explorer Platform Preview. It showcases some of the enhancements that IE9 will feature, including what HTML 5 capable of.

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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.

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  • 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 pro...

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  • Microsoft previews Internet Explorer 9

    Windows recently released the latest preview of Internet Explorer 9, titled the Internet Explorer Platform Preview. It showcases some of the enhancements that IE9 will feature, including what HTML 5 capable of.

  • 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 wi...

  • 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, ...

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