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There are many great web browsers to choose from, and many different ways of viewing the web, from text-only to 3D rendered pages.

Major Browsers

Firefox is historically known for being the most compatible, stable, and customizable browser available, but some of those points have been challenged in recent times. Firefox is by far the most customizable browser, and is generally considered to have better plugins. Free software.

Chrome, developed by Google, is a great upstart competitor of Firefox. It tends to be more stable and seem much faster, but that is mainly due to the fact that it renders UI and webpages separately. Speed between firefox and chrome is not something to worry about as both perform different in different situations and both can be equally fast. It used to have issues with customization, but that has been reduced in recent times. In recent times there have been outbreaks of extensions that have malware or track you for their own benefit, but if you have common sense then that shouldn't be much of a problem. Well known to send a lot more data than necessary back to google, allowing them to track you endlessly. Non-free software, but based on Chromium (free software).

Opera is one of the oldest browsers still developed, and comes with many useful features right out of the box. It looks great and performs well, and is well known for its standardization of web protocols and completion of tests. Recent updates have made it a shit clone of Chrome. Non-free software.

Internet Explorer, or IE, is a demon hell-spawn that uses Trident to try to be a unique speshal snoflack. Developed by a crack-team of apes straight out of compton, otherwise known as Microsoft, there are many better alternatives, including death.

Other Browsers

  • Chromium, the open-source project Chrome is based on.
  • Midori
  • rekonq
  • Konqueror