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Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, And Safari

Web Browser Grand Prix VIII: Chrome 16, Firefox 9, And Mac OS X
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Web Browser Grand Prix Champions

The table below lists all of the previous Web Browser Grand Prix winners, with links to their respective articles.

Web Browser Grand Prix
Champion
Web Browser Grand Prix: The Top Five, Tested And Ranked
Web Browser Grand Prix 2: The Top Five Tested And Ranked
Web Browser Grand Prix 2: Running The Linux Circuit
Web Browser Grand Prix 3:  IE9 Enters The Race
Web Browser Grand Prix 4: Firefox 4 Goes Final
Web Browser Grand Prix 5: Opera 11.50, Firefox 5, And Chrome 12
Web Browser Grand Prix VI: Firefox 6, Chrome 13, Mac OS X Lion
Web Browser Grand Prix 7: Firefox 7, Chrome 14, Opera 11.51

Web Browser Grand Prix 7 Contenders





Chrome
Vendor:
Google
Debut:
9/02/2008
Current Version:
16
Layout Engine:
WebKit
JavaScript Engine:
V8
Supported Platforms:
Windows, Mac, Linux
HTML5 Hardware Acceleration:
No
WebGL:
Yes
WBGP Wins:
4
Download Chrome!

Chrome 16 on Windows 7Chrome 16 on Windows 7Chrome 16 on Mac OS X LionChrome 16 on Mac OS X Lion




Firefox
Vendor:
Mozilla
Debut:
11/09/2004
Current Version:
9
Layout Engine:
Gecko 2.0
JavaScript Engine:
JaegerMonkey
Supported Platforms:
Windows, Mac, Linux
HTML Hardware Acceleration:
Yes
WebGL:
Yes
WBGP Wins:
1
Download Firefox!

Firefox 9 on Windows 7Firefox 9 on Windows 7Firefox 9 on Mac OS X LionFirefox 9 on Mac OS X Lion




Internet Explorer
Vendor:
Microsoft
Debut:
8/16/1995
Current Version:
9
Layout Engine:
Trident
JavaScript Engine:
Chakra
Supported Platforms:
Windows (Vista and 7)
HTML5 Hardware Acceleration:
Yes
WebGL:
No
WBGP Wins:
2
Download Internet Explorer!

Internet Explorer 9Internet Explorer 9




Opera
Vendor:
Opera Software
Debut:
12/09/1996
Current Version:
11.60
Layout Engine:
Presto
JavaScript Engine:
Carakan
Supported Platforms:
Windows, Mac, Linux
HTML5 Hardware Acceleration:
No
WebGL:
No
WBGP Wins:
1
Download Opera!

Opera 11.60 on Windows 7Opera 11.60 on Windows 7Opera 11.60 on Mac OS X LionOpera 11.60 on Mac OS X Lion




Safari
Vendor:
Apple
Debut:
1/07/2003
Current Version:
5.1.2
Layout Engine:
WebKit 2
JavaScript Engine:
Nitro
Supported Platforms:
Windows, Mac
HTML5 Hardware Acceleration:
Mac-only
WebGL:
No
WBGP Wins:
1
Download Safari!

Safari 5.1.2 on Windows 7Safari 5.1.2 on Windows 7Safari 5.1.2 on Mac OS X LionSafari 5.1.2 on Mac OS X Lion

This article represents the biggest departure from our traditional WBGP equipment since we introduced the Core i5 system in Web Browser Grand Prix 3: IE9 Enters The Race, so let's take a look at the platforms in question.

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