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Browser Reference Links
(organized by OS, then alphabetically)
- Mozilla -- http://www.mozilla.org/ -- This is the original Gecko-based browser. The one that created the Gecko. It is open source; a fast, more up-to-date browser than Netscape 6 or 7.
- Netscape -- http://browsers.netscape.com/ -- This is based on Mozilla, and has some commercialized features that Mozilla does not have. For example, a spell checker when composing email. It is _very_ similar to Mozilla. However, you have to jump through hoops to avoid getting cluttered with third-party programs. When installing, do a "Custom" install.
- Opera -- http://www.opera.com/ -- This is not free, but you can get an adware version for free. It has an extremely fast rendering engine, and supports CSS1, and most of CSS2. It has a growing user base, so it's important to test in this browser. Opera 7 (in beta when this was updated) has much better CSS support than its predecessors, and I wouldn't balk at calling it the best browser out there.
- Lynx -- http://lynx.isc.org/release/ -- This is a text-based browser that will give you an idea of your web page's usability for disabled users.
- Internet Explorer -- http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/default.asp -- This is the most popular browser, made by Microsoft.
- K-Meleon -- http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/ -- This is a Gecko browser, meaning that its rendering engine is that found in Mozilla. However, it is much faster and lighter, and version 0.7 has ironed out many of the bugs that older versions have had. For Windows users, K-Meleon is an ever-more serious alternative.
- Camino -- http://www.mozilla.org/projects/camino/ -- This browser uses Mozilla's Gecko engine but, unlike Mozilla, has a Cocoa-based user interface and, therefore, feels like a well-behaved Mac OS X application.
- Safari -- http://www.apple.com/safari/ -- This browser uses the Konqueror KHTML rendering engine which doesn't have full support for CSS2.
- iCab -- http://www.icab.de/ --
- Internet Explorer -- http://www.microsoft.com/mac/products/ie/ -- This is Microsoft's browser for the Macintosh. If you have a Mac, you probably should test this browser. It was developed independently from the Windows version, so their rendering engines don't work the same. Microsoft droped IE deveplopment for the mac, the last versions are v5.2.3 for OS X and v5.1.7 for OS 8/9.
- Galeon -- http://galeon.sourceforge.net/ -- This is a fast browser built upon the same concept as K-Meleon (with the Gecko rendering engine). It is fast, without a memory-hogging interface that Mozilla and Netscape have.
- Konqueror -- http://www.konqueror.org/ -- Konqueror is KDE's browser/file manager/universal viewer/canvas for all the latest KDE technology. It has pretty good HTML and CSS support, but I have only used it a little bit so I'll say no more.
Audio Browsers, Talking Browsers, Speech Browsers, Aural Browsers